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Emergency Dentistry – Granger, IN

Fast Dental Care When You Need It The Most

When you contact our team at Granger Dental Group with an emergency, you can trust that we’ll be there for you in your moment of need. We’ll gladly offer you over-the-phone first-aid guidance and schedule an appointment for the same day if possible. That way, you won’t have to wait to be seen. Thanks to our extensive experience and pristine track record, you can rest assured that you or your loved one will be in good hands when you visit us for emergency dentistry in Granger, IN.

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Why Choose Granger Dental Group for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Convenient &
    Flexible Hours
  • Same-Day Emergency
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Common Dental Emergencies

Woman holding cheek before emergency dentistry

During an urgent situation, it can be hard to know what to do first. That’s why our team is more than happy to offer you guidance and instruction over the phone. Below, we’ve outlined some basic steps you can take to address common dental emergencies until you get to our dental office.


Man with toothache holding cheek

Your toothache is likely a result of an infection if you flossed and determined that it wasn’t being caused by something lodged between your teeth. In this case, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen to help you feel more comfortable.

Chipped/ Broken Tooth

Smile with chipped front tooth

While dental damage may not always cause you pain (depending on its severity), it’s still important to visit your emergency dentist in Granger as soon as possible. Retrieve and rinse off any pieces of the tooth that you’re able to find and bring them to your appointment.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Smile with knocked out tooth

In this situation, time is of the essence, so it’s important to get to our dental office within an hour of the accident. Retrieve the tooth, only handle it by the biting surface, and gently rinse it with water. Store the tooth in a sealable container of milk or saltwater to keep it alive until you can see us.

Lost Filling/ Crown

Man with lost dental filling covering mouth

If you experience dental sensitivity, it could be a sign that your restoration is damaged. To prevent an infection from developing, it’s vital to get to our dental office promptly so we can replace or restore the crown or filling.

Preventing Dental Emergencies

Man and woman brushing teeth to prevent dental emeregencies

Although some dental emergencies are unavoidable, there are some ways that you can drastically reduce your risk:

  • Keep up with your daily oral hygiene.
  • Visit our dental office every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing sports.
  • Ask us about a nightguard if you grind your teeth while you sleep.
  • Be mindful while eating chewy, hard, or sticky foods.
  • Don’t use your teeth to open packages.

Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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When you visit our dental office for an emergency, the only way we can provide you with a cost estimate is if we examine your mouth first. Based on our findings, we’ll be able to determine what treatment you require and whether you’ll need any follow-up procedures. We’re an in-network provider with several insurance companies, and our team is more than happy to use your policy to help you save on your care.

Dental Emergency FAQs

Patient listening to emergency dentist in Granger

Are you concerned about accidentally injuring your smile? Do you have questions about various dental emergencies that require professional treatment? Are you unsure how to handle certain situations to avoid further damage? You’re not alone. As an emergency dentist in Granger, Dr. Hickey want you to feel safe, prepared, and well-versed in various aspects of emergency dentistry. This is why you’ll find a list of questions and answers below. Reviewing this information will help you to feel more at ease should you face a sudden injury to your teeth, gums, or jaw. Call our office if you have any additional questions.

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Can I pop a dental abscess on my own?

We strongly advise that you do not attempt to pop an abscess when by yourself. These types of emergencies require the assistance of a dental professional. Why? Because the released abscess can cause further infection throughout the mouth. Not to mention, your symptoms will more than likely worsen. If you want to avoid taking a bad situation to worse, wait until you’re at our dental office to allow Dr. Hickey to take a look.

How should I sleep with tooth pain?

Tooth pain is bothersome enough during the daytime. Trying to sleep with a throbbing toothache at night can feel impossible. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can remedy this problem, such as:

  • Sleeping with your head elevated to keep blood from rushing to your head and causing additional pressure on your mouth and throbbing tooth.
  • Avoid spicy, acidic, hot, or cold foods and beverages immediately before bedtime.
  • Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever to reduce discomfort.
  • Using a cold compress to minimize soreness and swelling.

Can superglue be used to repair a broken denture?

This type of dental emergency in Granger requires the help of trusted dental professionals, nothing else. Superglue or any other similar substance is not enough to keep your prosthetic held together. You should never attempt to fix your denture with superglue because not only is it highly toxic and can potentially cause an allergic reaction, but it is also ineffective when used in dampened environments (i.e., your mouth). You can also expect your food to taste “weird” because of the taste superglue provides.

What should I keep in my emergency dentistry kit?

An emergency dentistry kit is a valuable and worthwhile item to keep in your car, at your work desk, or in your purse. Having all the right tools immediately at your disposal will help you to remain calm when dealing with a dental emergency. Some of the most critical items you’ll need in your kit include:

  • Gauze pads and dressings
  • Sterile gloves
  • Small container for teeth or lost/broken restorations
  • Cotton balls
  • Dental cement
  • Denture adhesive
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen
  • Floss
  • Ice pack
  • Topical anesthetic
  • Dental practice phone number