Our emergency patients that call the answering service are usually going to get to talk with me or Dr. Mike the night that they call. It's very seldom that neither one of us would be here. I, myself, think it's very rewarding to come into the office at 10 o'clock at night because somebody has a toothache. I don't really mind it at all. I know that if I do what I'm supposed to do and make this person feel better, make them stop worrying about what has ever happened, that it's very rewarding. A lot of times, those calls are, 'My seven-year-old went over the top of the bicycle and chipped his front tooth and it's dangling and it's bleeding. What do I do?' Usually the answer is, 'Jump in the car and meet me at the office.' When we have an emergency patient that's in pain, it's really not that difficult to alleviate the pain. We can use a local anesthetic right away and then 10 minutes later, it feels better. Managing that level of pain for a period of time can be a little bit tough at times. We can write prescriptions, to some degree, to help with pain. Almost every time somebody comes here in pain, I can make them feel better. It's not that hard to do, really. The people that come here in an emergency, if they leave happy, they're always going to come here and they're going to tell all their friends.
Dr. Mark Van Buskirk and Dr. Michael Krischke use some of the latest dental technology in our Crown Point, IN dental office so your treatments are quick, comfortable, and precise. While that’s important anytime, it’s especially important in a dental emergency when you may be in pain.
One example: Using panoramic imaging, our dentists can get a good look at your facial anatomy, including your jaws and your sinus cavities, in addition to your teeth. It helps them make accurate diagnoses and also better plan procedures such as tooth extractions and root canals. Even better, we won’t need to put a sensor in your mouth to get our images.
To visit a dental practice that uses the latest technology to get you out of pain, call Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC at 219-641-3422.
We Want to See You ASAP in a Dental Emergency
If you’re in pain, we’ll want to see you right away. In some dental emergencies, minutes count; they can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Fortunately, our extended hours make it easier to get a same-day appointment. And we monitor our 24-hour answering service for emergency calls.
Our hours in Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC in Crown Point, IN are:
- 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday
- 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Our Dentists Have Handled Lots of Emergencies
In their 50-plus combined years of practicing dentistry, there are few emergencies our dentists haven’t handled. And the same is true of our experienced staff. They know how to put you at ease, whether it’s offering you a distraction like a warm towel or ensuring you’re completely numb before your procedure.
Our office is also a latex-free and amalgam-free environment. Chances are, you aren’t thinking about possible allergic reactions during a dental emergency. In our office, you never have to!
Our dentists are two of the trusted dentists in Crown Point, IN since Dr. Mark Van Buskirk finished his degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry, while Dr. Michael Krischke earned his DDS from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.