Plaza Dental Group 515 612 7148  1089 Jordan Creek Pkwy #100, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Emergency Dental Services

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Emergency Dental Services in West Des Moines

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Emergency Dental Treatment

There is never a right time to sustain a dental emergency. A dental emergency can include injuries from sporting activities or other accidents that may affect your jaw or teeth in the form of a toothache, chipped tooth, or tooth loss etc.

When a dental emergency takes place, the faster you access an emergency dentist near you, the higher the possibility of saving your tooth through emergency dental care.

When Do You Need Emergency Dental Services?

An emergency would be an issue needing immediate attention due to pain or injury.

You might require emergency dental care if you suffer from any of these conditions:

Lost Temporary Crown

Fortunately, losing a temporary crown is not a dental emergency. We primarily use them as space holders until the permanent restorations are ready. Even in the span of 2 weeks, the adjacent teeth can start to shift into the area created during the crown preparation. A temporary crown maintains space for the permanent crown, along with providing some chewing function and protection for the underlying tooth. If you lose a temporary crown, call our office and we will see you as soon as possible (typically the same afternoon/ following day).

Remaking or recementing a temporary crown only takes about 20 minutes and usually does not require any anesthetic. Your teeth will not move significantly in the one to two days between losing your crown and having it replaced at our office. If it happens over the weekend and you are having excessive discomfort you can place the temporary crown back on the tooth with toothpaste or by purchasing temporary cement from your local pharmacy. in our office the next day.

Toothache Relief

If you experience tooth pain or discomfort, see your dentist in West Des Moines as soon as possible. This can be a sign of a larger issue that needs urgent attention. If this occurs after hours pain can generally be managed by alternating Tylenol and Ibuprofen. (Please only take medications that you know you are able to take).

Swollen Jaw Relief

A swollen jaw can be caused by a range of issues, from trauma to infection, and can require an emergency dentist visit in Des Moines, Iowa. Avoid excess stress on the jaw from chewing gum or hard foods. Moist heat applied to the outside of the cheek, near the jaw joint, can also alleviate pain. If you are able to, taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication can also be beneficial.

Lost Filling and Crown Repair

When you lose a filling or crown that covers a tooth, it can be quite a painful experience. Our emergency dental care is here to help alleviate the underlying issue. If you lose a filling or crown, or it becomes loose, call our dental office in Des Moines to schedule the earliest possible appointment. If this occurs after hours a temporary fix is available. Most Walmart or Walgreens locations sell temporary cement and temporary filling material. This is a great option to get you through the weekend and evening.

Abscess or Infection

When you develop unexpected infections, it can lead to pain and loss of sleep. Our goal is to always help our patients maintain their oral health. If you notice swelling or pimples on your gums you should contact your dental office immediately. If this is an after-hours emergency you may need to consider seeking care at an ER. Infection is not something you want to ignore.

Dental Repair

Accidents happen, and sometimes they affect our teeth. If a tooth is broken, chipped, becomes loose, or is knocked out, our team is here to help!

If there is bleeding apply pressure to the area with a clean towel or gauze. Remember mouth injuries typically produce more blood, so don’t panic. If the injury extends to the lips or cheeks and may require stitches, seeking care at the ER is a good idea. It is often necessary to have an x-ray to check the health of the tooth, and this may require follow up at a later date.

For any other medical or dental emergencies, call 911 immediately to find the care you need. Please remember this information is generalized. Do not take any medications in excess or if you know you have allergies to them.

Why Choose Us?

Knowing where to proceed with emergency dental treatment is crucial. At Plaza Dental Group, you can trust our West Des Moines emergency dentists to provide the best emergency dental care to you in the most comfortable environment. Our emergency dental care incorporates convenient timings, serves walk-in patients, and offers same-day emergency dental treatment whenever possible. We extend multiple payment options and provide the most affordable dental care to our patients.

If a dental emergency is neglected, it can result in permanent damage and severe dental health problems. When you are uncertain about an emergency, contact us right away for a suggestion on whether emergency dental treatment is required.

Are you ready to take the next step?

Contact Plaza Dental Group today!

If you would like to know more about this treatment please call our friendly team on 515 612 7148 to discover more.

Read our reviews

reaven 4.
Susie does a great job. She makes sure I'm comfortable and makes sure I'm happy with service. Whole office is very professional and personable. Answers any questions and is straight forward about plans and payment options.read more
Scott L.
Huge shout out to Lacey! You really make going to the dentist less stressful with your positive energy and your desire to get to know your client on a personal level…Great job and thank you!read more
Jared W.
Great dental office in West DM! Susie was awesome and did great work, even let me pick the music! They obviously care about client experience here and I am glad to have found this gem of a dentist.read more
Cynthia S.
I’ve been so impressed and grateful for the care I’ve received at Plaza Dental! From cleanings to potential periodontal issues, Lacey and Dr. J have been on top of my progress. Highly educated, thorough, incredibly friendly, and patient-focused. I would highly recommend them!read more

Contact information

515 612 7148

Opening Hours

  • Monday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Sat-Sun Closed

Address

Plaza Dental Group. 1089 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Susie does a great job. She makes sure I'm comfortable and makes sure I'm happy with service. Whole office is very professional and personable. Answers any questions and is straight forward about plans and payment options.
reaven 435
reaven 435
Huge shout out to Lacey! You really make going to the dentist less stressful with your positive energy and your desire to get to know your client on a personal level…Great job and thank you!
Scott Loecke
Scott Loecke
Great dental office in West DM! Susie was awesome and did great work, even let me pick the music! They obviously care about client experience here and I am glad to have found this gem of a dentist.
Jared Winkers
Jared Winkers
I’ve been so impressed and grateful for the care I’ve received at Plaza Dental! From cleanings to potential periodontal issues, Lacey and Dr. J have been on top of my progress. Highly educated, thorough, incredibly friendly, and patient-focused. I would highly recommend them!
Cynthia Shidler
Cynthia Shidler
The Plaza Dental staff is just the BEST! I always enjoy coming in for my cleanings and my Invisalign appointments. I always feel at home like I'm a part of the family. Thank you all for that. A big shoutout to Dr. Dietrich, Susan (Suzie), and Noel. I love you guys so much!!!! Thank you all for your contribution on this journey to a beautiful smile. Xoxo!!!!read more
Savion Solé
Savion Solé
My experience was amazing! Everyone was so kind and answered all my questions. I am usually one who has a fear of dentist, but I felt so comfortable and relaxed which I have never experienced at a dental office before.
Taylor Moore
Taylor Moore
My experience with the Plaza Dental Group has been amazing! The receptionist was delightful when I initially called to schedule my appointment. She had me laughing. I was warmly greeted and didn't have to wait long. They were non judgemental and thorough in my initial examination. I was given a detailed plan of action to address my issues. Today my appointment with Dr. Odland was excellent. He has the most gentle touch by the way. A must in a Dentist in my opinion. Aaron a future dentist helped make me comfortable and he assisted Dr. Odland perfectly while keeping me comfortable throughout the process. My overall experience has been wonderful. I highly recommend this experienced group of professionals. They've got a lifelong client with me.read more
MS Cacklebottom
MS Cacklebottom
Lacey does an amazing job- highly recommend her for hygiene needs. Also- Dr. Jay is hands down the best dentist I’ve ever seen. These folks deal with your anxiety in a positive way, are supportive and helpful — and you leave there feeling better and definitely being a little more proud of your smile!read more
Nick Ryan
Nick Ryan
I always have THE best experiences at Plaza Dental. The entire staff is amazing and friendly. Especially Susie and Noel who are simply THE best! I highly recommend for regular dental visits and I was highly impressed with my Invisalign treatment. I actually look forward to going to the dentist now! Love it!read more
Jamie Petersen
Jamie Petersen
I recently had cosmetic surgery. Dr. Dietrich and her assistant Joel were so professional and did excellent work. I am beyond pleased with my new smile!
LR Meyer
LR Meyer
To the whole plaza dental family you guys are the best I strongly recommend you guys to every one🙂🙂🙂 really kind nice people and do the best job EVER!!! Doctor JAY JENSEN you rock and congratulations on your move,also to all the staff you ladies made me feel very comfortable thank you thank you god bless.Doctor Jay Jensen keep doing your thing🙂 and the ladies up front you guys double rock🙂🙂 thanks for opening the door for me Lol, Alvin Thanks Plaza!!!!read more
Alvin Lee
Alvin Lee
This place is amazing. I feel the most comfortable and at ease here over any dental office I've ever been to and I've been around the block. Lacey is best although one time she wore white after labor day, but I won't fault her for that.
David Prins
David Prins
My dental hygienist, Sara, is the kindest person to work with. She is honest with her overview and analysis. She is friendly and happy to talk to you. I’ve never had a bad experience at Plaza and would recommend anyone come in for a consult or to be a new client with the dental practice. Thank you Sara for all that you do!read more
Kevin Black
Kevin Black
I would recommend to anyone! Great and friendly staff.Really put me at ease.Kept me well informed during my visit as to what procedure was being done.Great experience overall.
Dave Gates
Dave Gates
Professional, really caring team!! It’s awesome to be able to receive such expert care and most procedures can be taken care of in one place. Highly recommend this great place!!!! So kind and helpful.
Amy Gionis
Amy Gionis
They are the best! I do not like going to the dentist. I think most people don't. My dental hygienists, Sara, is amazing! She very quick but very thorough. My teeth look great when I leave and I am in and out quickly, which I appreciate. The dentist are all wonderful and I trust them. They also have wonderful whitening options. Been going for several years now and I'm never disappointed.read more
Katie Petersen
Katie Petersen
I highly recommend! They have the friendliest staff and are so professional and seem very knowledgeable! I had the boost whitening done and loved the results.
Taylor Brummer
Taylor Brummer
Dr. Odland is the best dentist I've ever had! He was so comfortable and personable. He transformed my smile in just 30 minutes and I've never felt more confident. Thank you!!
Alexa Wolfe
Alexa Wolfe
The Staff and Doctors are friendly, courteous, and professional. I no longer have "Dentist" phobia. Early morning appointments are greatly appreciated.
Donald Ryan
Donald Ryan
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