When you experience a dental emergency, there is usually pain that can accompany it. Ankeny Dental Center will do our best to relieve you of pain as quickly as possible and to inform you of all your possible treatment options. 

Mouth pain can be caused by gum abscesses, tooth infections, injured teeth, cracked teeth, canker sores, deep cavities, fractured teeth, or if your filling fell out. Make sure to contact our office as soon as possible if you are experiencing any pain, if your tooth is keeping you up at night, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling, or an abscess on your gum area. 

If a permanent tooth has been knocked out, call our office ( 515-964-0621) immediately for help. Try to place the tooth back in to the socket of your gums, in the correct direction. If you are unable to put the tooth back into the socket, keep the tooth wet in milk, if milk is available. The less amount of time the tooth is outside of the socket, determines how likely it will be able to be saved. 

A tooth infection, deep cavity, β€‹or an injury to the tooth may require a root canal treatment in order to restore your tooth. Some signs and symptoms of a tooth infections may include pain, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks, tooth pain that wakes you up at night, swollen lymph nodes, and an abscess on the gum area.  A root canal treatment can help save an infected tooth by removing the bacteria from the innermost part of the tooth. After a root canal is completed it may take about two-seven days for a patient to recover from the pain that was present before the root canal was initiated.

Once a root canal is complete and the pain is gone, the weakened tooth will then need a crown to presume normal use of the tooth and to prevent further damage.​

We have emergency care by appointments, if you have an emergency, please call our office at  515-964-0621

If you would like to make an appointment please contact our office  at your earliest convenience. 


Root Canal Treatment

Root canal Treatment

Emergency Treatment