Offering Same-Day Emergency Dentistry in Valparaiso and St. John, Indiana

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If you’re suffering from severe oral pain or had a tooth knocked out just moments before, you can call Creating Smiles, PC at any time during our business hours. We’re happy to provide emergency dentistry in St. John and Valparaiso for patients urgently in need of treatment, because we know that accidents can happen and when they do, it’s important to act quickly. Our team is available to do same-day appointments, so you won’t have to wait and risk endangering your health (or losing a tooth for good!).

Contact us if you need urgent or emergency dental care.

St. John office (219) 322-9920
Valpo office (219) 462-1970

What is a Dental Emergency?

At Creating Smiles, PC, we can handle just about any kind of dental situation, including emergencies. A dental emergency can include:

  • Persistent tooth ache
  • Tooth knocked out
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Lost crown or filling

Don’t hesitate to call our offices if any of the above apply, or if you suspect that you might need urgent treatment. We’ll be glad to help you.

St. John office (219) 322-9920
Valpo office (219) 462-1970

If you just had a crown or filling fall out, take a moment to rinse it and then put it back on your tooth. To help it stick, use a dab of toothpaste. It’s important to have a lost restoration replaced right away, to prevent damage or decay of the tooth. We also ask that you avoid chewing on whichever side you lost the restoration until our team is able to treat you.

If you had a tooth knocked out, time is of the essence. If you find the tooth, pick it up by the crown (never the root) and place the tooth under your tongue as soon as possible. We will be much more successful in placing the tooth back where it belongs and keeping it there if it stays in its natural environment.

A toothache can have a variety of causes. If you’ve brushed and flossed and you still have oral pain, you can take an over the counter medication and apply a cold compress before your appointment.

Tips to Help Prevent a Dental Emergency

Accidents can and will happen, but there are a few things you can do to minimize your risk of a dental emergency:

  • If you’re involved in sports, especially contact sports, wear a mouth guard whenever possible
  • Avoid chewing on popcorn kernels, ice, pens and pencils, and other hard objects
  • Don’t try to open things with your teeth
  • If you’re experiencing any oral pain, don’t let it fester--contact us right away
  • Don’t skimp on your daily dental care routine; make sure you’re brushing and flossing daily, and seeing your dentist for biannual exams
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