Barataria Dental offers emergency tooth repair and treatment. If your dental emergency is during regular office hours, contact us at
(504) 341-3120. If your emergency is taking place after office hours, contact our answering service for further information.
We strive to respond quickly to all dental emergency situations. We set aside time throughout each day to treat patients with dental emergency needs. In order for us to best fit you into our schedule, please contact us as early in the day as possible.
It is important to seek immediate attention for dental emergencies to avoid costly or permanent damage. The most common dental emergencies are toothache, pain in the teeth, gums or jaws, broken teeth, knocked out tooth, broken fillings, or swelling in the gums or mouth.
What To Do If You Have A….
Broken or Lost Filling or Crown
Contact our office as soon as possible. Do not use temporary measures to replace the filling or reglue the crown. Use caution eating certain foods such as hard candies while your tooth is unprotected. Over-the-counter pain relievers may help to ease pain and discomfort.
Contact our office as soon as possible. Try brushing and flossing teeth to remove debris or lodged food. If the tooth is broken or fractured, do not take temporary measures to repair or fix the tooth. Avoid certain foods that may cause irritation or pain. If you experience any swelling, a cold compress may be applied to the outside of the mouth or cheek. If you experience any facial swelling, fever, tenderness in the glands or severe pain, contact us immediately as it may indicate an abscess or serious infection.
Knocked Out Tooth
Contact our office immediately. If possible, retrieve the tooth, holding it carefully by the crown (the part usually exposed in the mouth). If the tooth is dirty, gently rinse with water, but do not scrub or remove attached tissue. You may store the tooth in your own saliva or milk. Knocked out teeth are most likely to survive if they are returned to the socket within an hour of being knocked out.
Contact our office immediately. An abscess is a serious condition that can possible spread infection to other parts of the body if not treated quickly. An abscess may not be visible, it could be at the root of a tooth, causing a severe toothache, between teeth, or on the gum. To ease discomfort, you may rinse with a mild saltwater solution. Do not attempt to open or drain the abscess.