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We’re Here To Help You With Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies such as intense mouth pain, gum swelling or a cracked tooth require immediate attention. Delaying care can put you at risk for permanent damage. If you’re experiencing any of these or other potentially serious symptoms, please call Beck Dental Center as soon as possible.

Dental Emergencies During Normal Business Hours

For dental emergencies that occur during normal business hours, new and current patients can contact our office directly to seek treatment.

Office Phone: 219.736.2309

Office Hours:
Monday: 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesday: 9 am – 7 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 4 pm

However, if this is a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Dental Emergencies After Hours/Holidays

For dental emergencies that occur after business hours, new and current patients can call our office at 219.736.2309. Our voicemail will give specific instructions on how to reach Dr. Beck.

Helpful Hints For Dental Emergencies

Toothache Pain Management

Your usual go-to for pain is probably a pain reliever, such as aspirin. However, for tooth pain, taking aspirin may increase your risk of bleeding. Do not place aspirin on the pain site as this may burn your gums and cause damage. Contact our office as soon as possible to ensure the safest, most effective way to manage your tooth pain.

Cracked Or Chipped Tooth

If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, save any pieces if you can. Use warm water to rinse your mouth out as soon as possible. This will help keep the area clean. If you experience any swelling, use a cold compress on your face to reduce it. Contact our office immediately.

Tooth Preservation

Moisture is key when an adult or permanent tooth has been knocked out. To keep it moist: Place it in milk or warm water with a bit of salt or place it between your gums and cheek. Another option: Use an ADA-approved tooth-saving product. Contact our office as soon as possible after the injury.

Bleeding Mouth Or Gums

Have you injured your mouth or gums? Are you bleeding? This is a soft tissue injury. When this occurs, start by rinsing your mouth with water. Next place some damp gauze on the injury site for 15 minutes. A damp tea bag can also be used in place of the gauze. If you’re still bleeding after 15 minutes, please contact our office.