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Dental Emergencies in Des Moines, IA

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Des Moines Iowa's Dental Emergency Care

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone! Contact us immediately for help. Iowa Dental Group services all varieties of dental emergencies.

Here are common tips to help with dental emergencies:
  • If your tooth has been knocked out, keep it moist! Attempt to place the tooth back into its socket. Try not to touch the root. If that is not possible, hold it between your cheek and gums. Contact Iowa Dental Group immediately.
  • If your tooth has cracked, rinse your mouth with warm water and try to clean the area as best you can. Cold compress your face to help keep swelling down.
    If you severely bite your tongue or lip, try and clean the area as best you can and apply a cold compress. Depending on the severity call Iowa Dental Group or for more severe cases go to a hospital.
  • For severe toothaches, immediately rinse your mouth with warm water. Look for food caught between teeth and floss if possible.
  • If you have an object stuck in between your teeth, try to remove gently with floss. Do not, under any circumstances, use a sharp object.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact Iowa Dental Group located in Des Moines. Our number is  (515) 277-6358.

Dental Emergency

IMMEDIATE Dental Services

  • Get relief from chipped, cracked or lost tooth
  • Abscess, toothache, mouth pain
  • Emergency dental surgery

Emergency Services

Important: If you're not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.


Dislodged Teeth

Sometimes a tooth can be pushed back into its socket. If this happens, our dental team may position and stabilize the tooth accordingly.

If your pulp is healthy, no other procedures will be necessary. If the pulp is damaged or becomes infected, root canal therapy may be required. Root canal treatment would typically happen within a couple of weeks. Consequently, our team will seal the canal with a permanent root filling.

Avulsed Teeth

If your tooth is completely knocked out, please seek dental help immediately.

Keep your avulsed tooth moist. When possible, push it back into the socket. If it remains moist, we may be able to save it.

If that is not possible, place the tooth in a glass of milk or water (add a touch of salt). Unfortunately, root canal therapy may be required depending upon the root development. The duration of time the tooth was avulsed and the way it was handled directly influences the treatment you will receive and how successful we are at saving the tooth.


A toothache is a pain around your teeth or jaw.

Toothaches more typically caused by dental problems, like cavities, a cracked tooth, root complication, or even gum disease.

Sometimes complications of the temporomandibular joint, or muscle spasms can cause symptoms similar to that of a toothache. Toothache severity can vary from mild to excruciating, dull or intense. Further pain may be due to chewing or hot or cold food/fluids. When this happens, our dental team needs to perform a thorough examination. We need to test your teeth properly and utilize dental x-rays to determine why this is happening, which will help us decide whether it is originating within the tooth or somewhere else.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower mouth. Most people experience dental problems with erupting wisdom teeth. Because they typically erupt too close to the existing teeth, complications such as crowding, irregular bite happen.

When wisdom teeth are problematic and not extracted, they may become impacted. Impacted teeth are very painful and harmful to your overall oral health. Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth are easy to spot ranging from discomfort, swelling, to oral other infections.

Most people need to have their wisdom teeth removed to avoid future complications. The lack of wisdom teeth does not complicate bite, a person's ability to speak or eat.


When restoration attempts like root canal treatment, dental crowns, or dental fillings are not sufficient enough to save your tooth, our dentists may need to pull, or extract, your tooth.

Extraction procedures today are much less painful than they ever were before. Today dentists use anesthetics or sedatives. In most methods, extraction patients experience little or no discomfort and minor bleeding.

We numb the area surrounding the tooth with an anesthetic before extraction. Sometimes we request extraction patients to take an antibiotic or take other precautions to protect against infection.

Iowa Dental Group

You place a lot of trust in your dentist, and we will always be honest with you. This philosophy of educating our patients has been the hallmark of why we have been successful for over 30 years.

Our Promise

We have always prided ourselves in offering the highest quality dentistry at a fair and reasonable fee. One that the patient is willing to pay with gratitude and we are willing to accept with gratitude. Our patients are satisfied when treatment is completed or we will continue to strive to meet our own high expectations.

Our Award Winning Services

Patients will be educated on the type of dentistry they need and will never feel pressured or receive any sales pitch to have treatment.

You will always know the fee before treatment is performed.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers

Teeth Whitening

Restorative Care

Dental Implants

Dental Bridges

Root Canal Therapy


Children's Dentistry

Periodontal Care

Dental Emergencies

Family Dentistry

Night Guards

Snoring Appliances


Actual Patient Reviews

We have so many terrific reviews it's impossible for us to list them all! Thanks for supporting Iowa Dental Group with your gratitude.

Dr. Bob always goes the extra mile. He consistently demonstrates that his primary concern is for the patient and their well being!read more
Mary Terry
Mary Terry
14:36 27 Apr 17
Dr. Bob and Dr. Brett are great! Always willing to listen and ready to get my problems solved.
Doug Messenger
Doug Messenger
20:28 16 May 17
I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Margeas for a small cosmetic issue with a tooth from a recommendation from my current Dentist. I have heard from many people (including my own dentist) that he was the best in cosmetic dentistry any where in the mid-west. My consultation was this morning. He was totally upfront about what he thinks the best route is for me and my teeth. I felt totally comfortable with his recommendations and confident in his abilities. I've been to an other dentist about this same issue years ago and it didn't feel right. Now that I've had the consultation with Dr. Margeas, I'm excited to finally move forward with fixing it. Every staff member was very welcoming and pleasant. It was a really nice place to be with a great energy there. If I didn't like my normal dentist so much, I'd absolutely become a regular there! Maybe I'll pop in for an extra cleaning or something. I'm happy to have found Dr. Margeas and his staff to help me correct my cosmetic issue. I highly recommend this business!read more
Brittany Reed
Brittany Reed
21:45 06 Feb 17
I was a bit worried going from my family dentist of over 12 years to a new provider, but they made me feel right at home immediately. Everyone was so friendly and wonderful. Already looking forward to going back in 6 months. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone!read more
Sarah Bailey
Sarah Bailey
01:09 22 Jul 16
Had my first appointment with Dr. Margeas and his operation is absolutely first class. All of his staff were wonderful, I was in and out in a short amount of time and felt very satisfied. I'm so thankful to have been recommended to try out Iowa Dental Group and would absolutely recommend them to anyone!read more
David Kinsley
David Kinsley
14:55 12 Aug 16
Competent, professional service! If you need dental work, this is the place to be👍😊
VeeAnn Cartwright
VeeAnn Cartwright
21:43 15 Aug 17
From the moment I arrived to the moment I left I felt me and my teeth were in great hands. The whole team is so kind, and my dentist was fantastic. I originally went in wanting veneers, keep in mind I am overly critical of my smile and teeth, and it was all I knew. My dentist educated me that he did not think veneers were the best choice for me, and gave me a much better option which costed about 6 times less than what veneers would have. He is a great dentist because he won't just do what makes him the most money, he does what is best for the patient. I just got done with my appointment and I could not be more overjoyed with my results. Thank you Iowa Dental Group team!:)read more
Caitlin Verette
Caitlin Verette
16:36 25 Sep 17
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience! The entire staff was very welcoming and Dr. Margeas was fantastic to work with! We learned so much from him and he made us feel comfortable with all the more
Nicole Ritland
Nicole Ritland
23:58 06 Dec 17
First and foremost, Dr Margeas is world renowned in the field of dentistry. He is considered one of the premier educators with practical application for clinicians everywhere. As a teacher he practices what he preaches by taking the most conservative approach for the patient with long term application and not for short term gain. Today I expected to have a crown done on tooth 30 which is perfectly acceptable to most clinicians. However, Dr Margeas was able to take the conservative approach without compromise of the tooth and provided a composite solution which should last a long time, holding off the need of a crown. Again the crown would have been acceptable. The staff, Dr Margeas, the complete experience is why he is one of the best globally and most caring dentist I have been more
Mark Nelson
Mark Nelson
21:54 12 Feb 18
Dr. Margeas is amazing in so many ways. First of all—he is brilliant! His knowledge in the field of dentistry cannot be matched. And he is articulate. He can communicate with his patients at any level. But more than that, he is a sincere person who really cares about the world and the people in it—he is genuine in his concern for each patient and is really interested in each of their lives. The entire team at IDG is always so positive and makes the visit a comfortable and pleasant experience. Thank you, Dr. Margeas!read more
Carol Dahlstrom
Carol Dahlstrom
00:51 13 Feb 18
Dr Margeas is one of the best dentists I have ever worked with. His ability with implants and cosmetic dentistry is world class. Not only the best of the best dentists but also an outstanding human being, I have known him for over 12 years and highly look up to him, in both work related business and everyday liferead more
Freddy Char
Freddy Char
23:53 14 Feb 18
On behalf of my wife this review: Dr Margeas along with his assistant Jana, are the two most incredible people and team I have ever worked with. My case was very extensive to include five crowns and ten veneers. Never in my life have I been able to bite like I can now. My teeth fit perfectly. The esthetics they achieved with the lab are completely natural looking. Dr. Margeas is a world renowned dentist, who by his demeanor, you would never know. Humble, kind and gracious don't even explain him or his skills. Forever, I am indebted to his team for the incredible work that he did on my case. Know with absolute confidence that Dr. Margeas and Jana will treat you with the best care possible with results exceeding more
Mark Nelson
Mark Nelson
12:51 12 Jun 18

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Iowa Dental Group prides ourselves in offering the highest quality dentistry at a fair and reasonable fee.

Iowa Dental Group

1233 63rd Street
Des Moines, Ia 50311
(515) 277-6358

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We have over 100 years of combined experience in our office and look forward to answering any questions or concerns you may have regarding your overall oral health.

Iowa Dental Group proudly serves the following areas.

Office Hours
Monday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday:7:30am - 5:00pm