The Dental Center of South Bend (Dentistry and Braces for Children and Teenagers)
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

Dental Care

Knocked Out Tooth

For a permanent tooth: Hold the tooth by the crown, and rinse the root with water if it is dirty. Do not wipe the tooth or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket with a clean wash cloth or gauze, and take your child to the dentist as soon as possible. If this isn’t possible, put the tooth in a container with milk, saliva or water and take your child to the dentist as quickly as you can. Call the emergency number (215) 855-4092 if after hours. Don’t forget to take the tooth with you.

For a primary tooth: Baby teeth cannot be re-implanted because of potential damage to the developing permanent tooth. However, call the dental office immediately. Instructions will vary depending on the age of the child, area of tooth loss, soft tissue involvement and the nature of the accident.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

Rinse the mouth with warm water to keep the area clean. Put cold compresses on the face to reduce swelling. Call the dental office to schedule a visit as soon as possible. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, bring it with you to the dentist.

Bitten Tongue or Lip

Clean the area gently with a cloth and place cold compresses on the area to keep swelling down. If bleeding is excessive or doesn’t stop after a short period of time, take your child to the pediatric dentist, pediatrician or hospital emergency room.

Objects Caught Between The Teeth

Gently try to remove the object with dental floss. If you’re not successful, call the dental office for an appointment. Do not try to remove the object with a sharp or pointed instrument.

Toothache

Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Use dental floss to remove any food that may be trapped between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissue. Take your child to the South Bend pediatric dentist as soon as possible.

Possible Broken Jaw

Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Take your child to the pediatric dentist, oral surgeon or hospital emergency room immediately.

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Patient Reviews
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
We always have a pleasant experience & everyone is very nice to my son. I also feel like things are explained well, & I’m asked before procedures are done.
Donovin B.
The office staff had lots of experience working with young patients and did an excellent job interacting and caring for our son who had an emergency dental situation.
Cameron P.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
The staff was wonderful with my son, who has Autism. They didn’t push him and found ways to do an exam that didn’t frighten him.
Elijah V.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
You guys were awesome and made my four year old feel at home. She went back and got two fillings without me and didn’t even get upset. The staff is amazing and so considerate.
Estellise B.
I like the service i get from the place it is wonderful keep it going
Bella U.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
My kids love going to this dentist! I appreciate how patient they are with my children and everyone is very nice. I am very happy with Smile Safari!
Lee W.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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