As your Indianapolis dentist, we provide comprehensive dental care while proudly serving the Eastside of Indianapolis and surrounding communities.
East Indy Dental Care is conveniently located on Washington Street (US 40), in between South Arlington Avenue and South Shadeland Avenue at Irvington Plaza. Our office address is 6433 E Washington St #105, Indianapolis, IN 46219.
We take a professional, yet relaxed approach to treating our dental patients.
We happily treat patients of just about any age. Whether you are looking for a new family dentist, or just have an emergency tooth ache, we will treat you with respect and address your concerns promptly with affordable treatment options.
We believe that co-diagnosis helps our patients take ownership of their personal oral health without feeling as if the dentist is talking down to them. Using state-of-the-art intraoral imagery and x-rays, we let you see your own teeth and gums on a large screen so that you and the dentist can discuss your oral health together.
Many times, conditions such as decay or a chipped tooth are easily visible when viewing the intraoral photos. By reviewing the diagnostic images and x-rays together with the dentist, you will have a better understanding of your own oral health, and can make a well informed decision on how to take care of it.
We strive to be the best emergency dentist Indianapolis has to offer. East Indy Dental Care always has you covered. We offer same day emergency dental appointments to both new and existing patients at our Eastside Indianapolis dental office location.
Many individuals head to the nearest emergency room when they have a dental emergency. Some do so because they lack insurance to pay for the care they need, yet others do so because they feel this is the best option when they are in pain or experience a trauma to the teeth.
It seems a dental emergency never happens at a convenient time. It's often over the weekend, on a holiday, or after the dentist has closed for the day...
Our emergency dentist in Indianapolis accepts walk-ins and offers same day treatment options to get patients back to normal in the shortest time possible. Providing relief from any pain the patient is experiencing remains the top priority in these situations, and our emergency dentist in Indianapolis offers affordable exams for toothaches and broken teeth.
Studies consistently show poor oral health or periodontal disease often leads to problems in other parts of the body such as heart and lungs. For example, researchers now know that periodontal disease interferes with the body's ability to control blood sugar, and high blood sugar leaves a body more prone to infection in the gums and elsewhere.
When one disease is controlled, however, the other becomes easier to manage. For this reason, every individual needs to make oral health a top priority in their life, and our dental practice can be of assistance. Following are some of the many dental services we offer.
Thanks to the increased focus on the importance of oral health, more individuals are now choosing to see their dentist, and this holds true for most age groups.
In fact, 60% of adults between the ages of 20 - 65 report they have been to the dentist in the past 12 months, according to the National Center for Dental and Craniofacial Research. Of those between the ages of 12 - 19, 73% have seen a dentist in the past year.
Numbers tend to decrease the older a person gets, with only 50 percent of seniors 65 and older stating they have been to the dentist in the previous twelve months, but they aren't the only group to be concerned about.
Roughly half of children between the ages of 2 - 5 have yet to be seen by a dentist in Indianapolis, and this must change. Children need to visit a dentist once their primary teeth begin coming in, which ensures there are no preventable issues that come up. Scheduling a dental appointment early on can also help a child learn fundamental oral care habits which will help reduce dental problems in the future.
Our Indianapolis dentist can be of help in caring for the teeth and gums, regardless of what age a person is, and we work to promote good oral hygiene at home to prevent problems before they occur. Whether you and your family are in need of a hygiene appointment, or wisdom teeth need to be removed, our staff is ready to help in a relaxed and compassionate atmosphere with our general dentistry servivces.
As mentioned previously, children need to see the dentist when their teeth first start coming in, and certainly no later than their first birthday. Children who begin seeing a dentist at an early age are more comfortable going in the future, and problems spotted early are easier to fix.
In addition to cleanings and exams, dentists often recommend sealants for the child's teeth, as they help to prevent decay. Fluoride treatments may be needed to ensure the teeth are healthy, and the dentist or hygienist works with the child on oral hygiene to ensure he or she knows how to care for their teeth so that they last a lifetime.
Parents frequently have questions concerning how to care for their child's teeth, such as how to clean a baby's teeth or what to do in the event of a toothache. The pediatric dentist answers these and numerous other questions, as well as concerns about bottles, pacifiers other oral devices, diet, nutrition, and more.
Our staff works with parents to ensure all of their questions and concerns are addressed, as we recognize the importance of early dental care. Our goal is to make the process comfortable for your child, so they never put off obtaining the oral care they need in the future.
Restorative dentistry is the practice of bringing your missing or damaged teeth back to a sound state, as if nothing ever happened. When a tooth is cracked, or decay has eroded some or much of the tooth’s enamel, a dentist can restore it to it’s most natural and fully functioning state by use of a tooth-colored dental filling.
Having a filling requires our dentist to first numb the tooth, so that your experience is as pain-free as possible. Then, we will remove the decay from the tooth. After all the decay is removed, we will reconstruct the tooth with a super strong filling material and light cure it so that it hardens. After some minor adjusting of the bite, you will be on your way.
Metal fillings of the past may be replaced with composite, tooth-colored fillings also, so this is an option every patient should consider if he/she has older, metal fillings that are starting to break down or look unattractive.
If there isn’t enough tooth structure to support a filling and restore a tooth properly, then generally a crown is highly recommended. A crown is a lab-made synthetic tooth, often consisting of all porcelain, metal fused to porcelain, or gold, which is permanently cemented on top of your reduced tooth. Crowns are often made of tooth colored porcelain in order to look as natural and life-like as possible.
Missing teeth can be unattractive, but thankfully, dentures in Indianapolis and dental bridges offer a solution to this common problem. Full dentures, partial dentures, or dental bridges are usually a fantastic option to replace a single or multiple missing teeth, as they look natural and improve the smile with just a few trips to our office.
Full dentures replace all teeth at the same time, and the dentures are created to match the patient's facial profile. Normal functioning is returned to the smile when this option is selected. Partial dentures function in a similar manner, but are used when only a few teeth are missing. Replacing missing teeth can help you to eat and enjoy your meals again, and there are also numerous health benefits from properly chewing and digesting your food.
We understand that when a toothache happens, it’s an awful experience. If you need a tooth pulled or extracted, we can help. Our highly trained dentist performs most extractions and oral surgery on-site. That way, you don’t have to go anywhere else to have a tooth removed.
Contact our office today to begin the process of restoring your chewing function and/or your smile.
People tend to judge a person on their appearance, although most will say they don't. First impressions truly do matter, and a person's smile plays a role in what others think of them. With the help of cosmetic dental procedures, everyone can have a smile they love. Procedures that may be of benefit to a patient include teeth whitening, crowns, veneers and more.
A cosmetic dentist in Indianapolis can also help to improve a patient's oral health. Many associate cosmetic procedures with aesthetics, yet a beautiful smile encourages a person to pay more attention to their dental hygiene.
In addition, problems with the teeth and gums can lead to health issues. For example, misaligned teeth may lead to headaches and gum disease may increase a woman's risk of early delivery of their baby or result in low birth weight. As a result, everyone should work to ensure their oral health is all that it can be, and cosmetic dental procedures can be of help with this.
According to Colgate.com, 9% - 15% percent of Americans avoid the dentist because they are afraid. That works out to approximately 30 to 40 million Americans who are putting their general health at risk.
With the help of sedation dentistry, any individual can reduce their fear and anxiety to allow them to get the necessary dental work completed. Patients find they can choose between oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide to ease their dental fearfulness.
Oral conscious sedation comes in the form of a pill, and the dose is dependent on the patient. The pill is normally taken about an hour before the appointment to allow the patient to relax, and larger doses may be given for a more pronounced sedation effect.
Nitrous oxide, often known as laughing gas, is provided while the patient is in the chair, and the dentist can control the amount of sedation at any time. This is the only form of sedation that allows a patient to drive immediately after their appointment.
Talk to the dentist to determine which dental sedation option is right for you for any given procedure, as our goal is to ensure you are relaxed and comfortable at all times. You can count on us to reduce your fears when having dental work completed.
Many individuals hesitate to go to the dentist simply because they fear a lecture on the proper care of their teeth. This is never the case when you come to our office. Our experienced staff members work with you to ensure your oral health is the best it can be now and in the future. The past is the past, and we only look forward.
Our pain-free dental services ensure everyone is comfortable while having work done, and our convenient hours make it easy for everyone to get the care they need. Contact us today for an appointment. We'll be happy to develop a treatment plan that you feel comfortable with and one that addresses any dental issues you are currently experiencing so you have a great smile you love to share.
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