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
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.
love everything!
Emerald A.
Genesis got a filling and she was very comfortable and content and I was nervous for her but I was made feel at ease.
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My daughter had a not very good experience at her first dental check at another practice. She was so much happier and said the she really liked Dr. Reed. Dr. Reed was so great with her and it made me […]
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Dentist was extremely helpful.
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The staff was friendly and great with my three year old.
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Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
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Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles M.
Professionalism, waiting period wasn’t that long to be called back.
Jariyah W.
Very nice service
Jasmine M.
Did very well at getting my daughter to get to know you better before you just took her to do her teeth
Skyaira P.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
So polite & friendly !
Lilly H.
I like the service i get from the place it is wonderful keep it going
Bella U.
I love the employees always nice and pleasant.
Tessa L.
The hygienist and denist are always very nice and understanding. Great experience for my special needs daughter and me.
Lydwine W.
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 […]
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Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
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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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