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Serving Des Moines, IA and surrounding areas

Dental emergencies can be scary and really throw off your schedule. For these reasons, you need emergency services to alleviate your pain, save your smile, and get you back on track quickly.

At Brady Dental Care, Dr. Corbin Brady and Dr. Brandon Throckmorton have a lot of experience in emergency dentistry, and our compassionate team always works hard to see you as soon as possible.

Don't hesitate to give us a call if you need our help! We will do our best to get you taken care of right away! 

A man at work after emergency dental services in Des Moines, IA

Signs of a Dental Emergency

Painful dental emergencies can come on quickly or flare after days of only mild tooth sensitivity and discomfort. It’s important to schedule a dental appointment with our office at the first sign that something is amiss. A toothache is a sign something is wrong.

The most common dental emergencies we see are infections that sometimes require root canal therapy or removal of the infected tooth.

Signs of a dental emergency caused by an infection may include one or more of the following:

  • Tooth pain

  • Jaw pain

  • Swelling

It's important to know that the signs above can even cause a fever at times.

Other dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked out or a loose tooth

  • Broken teeth

  • Broken restorations

If your tooth was knocked out, we recommend rinsing it off—taking care not to over handle the root—and placing it back into the socket to keep it moist. If this is not possible, we suggest keeping the tooth wet until your emergency appointment. Often, our emergency dentists can save the tooth and restore it.

Your Emergency Appointment

Our goal during your dental emergency is to relieve your pain quickly and save your smile. In some cases, we stabilize the situation—relieve your pain, save your smile—and schedule a follow-up visit to continue treatment. In other cases, we complete treatment on the same day. The decision is based on the nature of your dental emergency.

Don’t Suffer through a Dental Emergency

If you’re in pain, contact our team.  We will do our best to fit you in that day or as soon as possible. We also understand that not all dental emergencies happen when our office is open. At these times, we still recommend you call our office and leave a message.

If you’ve suffered a trauma, or if your emergency requires immediate attention, we recommend heading to the hospital. You or a family member can contact our team from that location. Your safety is the first priority.

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