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Indianapolis dentist provides emergency dental care

No one wants to think about possible emergencies that may happen in life. Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency, however, can improve outcomes and help a patient to remain comfortable. Particularly when dealing with an emergency dental situation with a child, the most important thing that a parent can do is to remain calm and composed to reduce the amount of fear that the child experiences.

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At Washington Street Dentistry, Dr. Matthew Church and our dedicated team understand that accidents happen when we least expect them. We offer emergency dental care to our patients and to people who suffer from an urgent situation while visiting our beautiful area. To ensure that a patient can be seen as soon as possible, we allocate time each day for emergencies. With convenient weekday and weekend office hours, we are here for those who need us.

When a dental emergency occurs, we advise patients to contact us immediately. After a phone or personal consultation, Dr. Church may recommend immediate treatment, antibiotic medications, or pain management.


New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455

Urgent dental care situations may include:

  • Loss of, or damage to, a dental prosthetic such as a denture, bridge, or crown
  • Avulsed tooth (partially or completely knocked out)
  • A tooth that has become suddenly loosened
  • Trauma or damage to the jaw, gums, teeth, or oral tissues
  • Chips, cracks, breaks, or fractures
  • Severe toothache
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Drainage
  • Intense pain

Tips for dealing with a dental emergency include:

  • Control bleeding, if any, by gently applying pressure with a clean, moistened section of gauze
  • For pain, over-the-counter pain relievers may reduce discomfort
  • When a tooth is damaged or broken, any debris should be rinsed out of the mouth with warm water
  • If the entire tooth, or part of it, can be retrieved, it should be rinsed with warm water. Handle only the upper portion – the crown – and not the roots or tissues
  • A tooth that has been knocked out may be saved if it is stored immediately in a small container of milk

For more information, or in a dental emergency, contact the professionals at Washington Street Dentistry at (317) 333-6788.

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Washington Street Dentistry
Dr. Matthew Church

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A graduate from the University of Kentucky, Dr. M Church has an extensive amount of skill and expertise in the field of professional dentistry. With over 20 years of experience, he is a firm believer in providing his patients with the best possible care for their dental concerns. Whilst being educated and experienced in a multitude of dental services, Dr. Church is particularly proficient in the areas involving Invisalign, for which he is a certified provider, cosmetic dental services, and dental implants.

Dr. Church invests both time and resources in educating and maintaining his standard of quality in terms of his service. He undertook and graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Program and maintains active membership with the American College of Oral Implantology. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.


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Dentistry 4.7 out of 5 based
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Dr. Church, and his whole staff are WONDERFUL!! Not only is he a fantastic Dentist, he is so kind and generous. My dental work was very extensive. He and Keisha made it easy for me. I felt comfortable the whole time. Thank you for everything. You and your staff literally helped to change my life. I can eat again

Krista Smith 🙂

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