As your trusted provider of emergency dental in Des Moines, our dedicated team is available to assist you in times of emergency dental needs. Dr. Fulton ensures she sets aside specific office hours to accommodate and attend to patients requiring immediate attention.

Please call our office immediately to request an emergency dental visit if you experience a severe toothache, knock out a tooth, badly damage your teeth, or find yourself in another precarious dental situation.

If you are a new patient experiencing a dental emergency, we are often able to get you in the same day to address acute dental concerns. Dr. Fulton does same-day treatment whenever possible but pending specific treatment needs, follow-up treatment may be scheduled after your emergency dental visit.

If you experience intense bleeding or your emergency extends beyond dental care, please seek immediate assistance at the nearest emergency room. For specialized emergency dental care, our dedicated team is here to provide prompt and expert treatment.

Emergency Dental Care Need

Types of Emergency Dental Situations

  • Tooth knocked out

  • Severe toothache or severe pain

  • Tooth infection

  • Swelling of the gums or mouth

  • Broken tooth

  • Cracked tooth

  • Mouth sores

Request Priority Service

Fill in the form below to apply for priority service for dental emergencies.  If it’s currently after hours, we will contact you first thing in the morning on our next business day to attempt to squeeze you into our schedule.

NOTE: We do not accept Medicaid, Amerigroup, or MCNA

Emergency Appts

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I was a patient of Dr. Todd for years. He was great. Wasn’t sure what the experience would be like with a new dentist. I shouldn’t have worried. The staff stayed the same, and Dan’s replacement was warm and welcoming. The office was a bit quieter without Dan’s booming voice, but the dentistry was solid. I would recommend it to those looking for a new dentist.

Ann V., via Google

After Dr Todd retired last month I was thinking of changing to a dentist in my town and close to home. Brighter Smiles called me to schedule an appointment since I was a month past due for my 6 month cleaning. I was too busy to investigate a local dentist and schedule. I am glad I did go ahead and schedule. I love the new owner/dentist. She is super sweet and made time to do my dental work that day. She saved me from taking more time off from work and from worrying about the procedure that needed to be done. Won’t be changing dentists!

Kimberly G., via Google

I was able to schedule an appointment one week out and staff was able to get me seated almost immediately when I arrived. Overall staff was friendly and Dr. Fulton was able to help me with a crown on a cracked tooth. I can’t say it’s always fun going to the dentist, but Bright Smiles Family Dentistry made it easy and conformable for me to get the work I needed to be done. Will be coming here for future dental needs.

Aaron F., via Google

Very Friendly, fun to work with. The staff has always made us feel comfortable, the dental experience was easy and the treatment explained. No fears of going to the dentist here.

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