Dental Emergencies

GET OUT OF PAIN AND ON WITH YOUR LIFE

Dental emergencies are scary and unexpected – that’s why we call them emergencies.  But, you can take the stress out of a scary situation by preparing yourself for what to do when one happens to you or someone your love.  First on the list, is knowing who to call.  Around here, the answer is the team at Bucktown Dental Care!  Dr. Cresson and Dr. Miller are the emergency dentists in Metairie you can trust with urgent dental situations.

HOW TO HANDLE COMMON DENTAL EMERGENCIES

Dental emergencies fall into two categories:  those that are brought on by poor dental hygiene and those that come on suddenly, as the result of an injury.  Our team can help with both.

Toothaches

A persistent toothache will not get better on its own, this type of pain could be indicative of an infection, arising from an untreated cavity.  By taking action fast and calling us for a “same-day dental emergency appointment”, you could save yourself from future pain and swelling in the area.

Chipped/Broken Tooth or Crown

A chipped or broken tooth could be the result of playing your favorite sport, biting into a delicious meal, or even taking a fall, during you afternoon workout.  Whatever the case may be, we recommend calling our office immediately!  Once you’re in the office we will take x-rays to determine how badly the tooth is broken and discuss the course of treatment needed.  If your crown came out, make sure to bring it with you, to the appointment.

Knocked-Out Tooth

A knocked-out tooth is one of the scariest situations – and it also requires quick thinking and action. 

First, collect the tooth and rinse away any debris with warm water (do NOT scrub the tooth or touch its root).  Apply clean gauze to the wound to stop or slow any bleeding.  Store the tooth in a cup of milk or wrap in plastic wrap.  Call our office as soon as possible, for a necessary evaluation.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Protecting yourself against dental emergencies is possible when you practice excellent dental hygiene and take the appropriate precautions, like wearing a customized mouth guard if you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night.  Visit your dentist at the very lease every six (6) months for a checkup and cleaning this will ensure that small problems are detected early, while it is possible to provide conservative methods of treatment.

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

There is no fixed price for treating a dental emergency, as there are several factors that go into treatment.  Getting emergency treatment, should be your priority to prevent more serious issues.  Please contact Alana or Jennifer for a “same day dental emergency appointment” Bucktown Dental Care Phone Number (504) 831-6900.