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
Gerri was fantastic. Great experience!
Margaret S.
Good service and nice people
Criss C.
Love the dentist she is very personable and considerate. Great outgoing personality. (Female dentist not the male)
Kai N.
Genesis got a filling and she was very comfortable and content and I was nervous for her but I was made feel at ease.
Genesis H.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
People are always nice and answer all questions.
Mark M.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
Friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant staff!
Alexis M.
Dr. Lauren was so nice and gentle with Terry, the dental assistant was so nice also. I can tell the dentist’s really take pride in their work and I love that.
Terry M.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
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.
always kind , care for my children as if there own great group of women .
Alejandra G.
Everyone in the office is very personable!! Everyone smiled and talked with such ease and with a caring nature. The dentist was honest and gave me options for care. My appointment was at 9:15 and […]
Liliana G.
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.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
Because they treat my daughter very well and she isn’t afraid to be there
Serenity S.
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
Always a friendly staff
Hailey A.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday by appointment

Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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