Regaining A Healthy, Happy Smile After A Dental Emergency

It takes time for a cavity to develop, but a physical injury can leave you with a dental problem that happens practically in an instant. If you suffer a dental emergency, your dentist can help you – you may schedule your routine checkups months in advance, but your dentist can make time to see you for an urgent matter. Emergency care can involve addressing an avulsed (“knocked out”) or significantly injured tooth, though persistent tooth pain can also be considered an emergency matter, too. If you worry that your injury or incident will leave your smile with a hard-to-ignore flaw, you should know that cosmetic care provided by your dentist can cover up noticeable damage.

Reaching Out When You Need Emergency Care

If you suffer a dental emergency, reach out to your dentist as soon as you can (if your incident is also a general health matter, you may need to take a trip to the emergency room first). Your dentist can recognize the need for prioritizing your care, and see you as soon as the day of the incident.

Addressing Cosmetic Issues That Arise After A Dental Emergency

The process of restoring your smile after an emergency may involve care that actually addresses any cosmetic concerns. For instance, if you receive a dental crown, your smile can look natural thanks to the use of esthetically-appealing materials like porcelain and zirconia. However, cosmetic dental care is available when you have a problem thanks to an injury. You may be able to have physical trauma (think chips or cracks, or discoloration after an accident) restored in a single appointment thanks to a dental bonding treatment.

Reaching Out To Healthy Smiles After A Dental Emergency

A dental emergency can intrude on our lives, and call for urgent attention. You can reach out to Dr. Cain at Healthy Smiles for treatment at short notice when you have an emergency. Our team can make sure your needs are met, and that your experience is as comfortable as possible. Dr. Cain’s expert care can help you have your smile back to good condition after an emergency. To schedule your appointment, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637. You can also reach our office by email at