Emergency Dentist — Covington, LA

Quick Relief
for Your Aching Grin

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If you didn’t know, dental emergencies often occur when you least expect them. That means you’ll need qualified dentists for treatment should you face one. Luckily, you can trust our stellar dental team for emergency dentistry. We at MoreSMILES Dental will quickly and efficiently help your smile recover. That way, you’ll avoid the time, money, and hassle of an ER visit. If you’d like more details, just keep reading or contact our office soon.

Why Choose Us for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Same-Day Appointments Available
  • Fast & Pain-Relieving Treatment
  • Oral Conscious Sedation Available

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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Maybe you’re not sure how urgent oral care works. Well, there’s no need to worry; we’ll gladly guide you through our treatment process. With that said, expect these four things from your emergency dental visit:

  • A Same-Day Appointment – Right when you call us, our team will book you for the earliest possible visit. (You may even see us the same day!) While you wait for the appointment, we can also offer first-aid tips over the phone.
  • An Emergency Exam – Once you reach our office, you’ll undergo a precise oral exam. This step lets our dentists learn the source and severity of your problem. At the same time, it helps us confirm how to relieve your pain.
  • A Review of Findings – Our dentists will share their findings with you after the exam. From there, they’ll suggest possible procedures. We’ll then use your feedback to draft a custom treatment plan suited just for you. (To be clear, we’ll tell you the estimated cost and timeline before you commit.)
  • The Care You Need – Naturally, our team will address your grin issue well. They have the proper training and experience to do so. Whether it’s a crown, filling, or root canal you need, your smile will get back on track.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

While dental emergencies come in many forms, some are more common than others. These “typical” urgent oral issues are ones that occur more often. As such, you should visit our office when you suffer one. Our trained dental team can handle standard dental emergencies. With their help, your smile will be as good as new in short order. So, don’t hesitate to call if you have any of the following:

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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There isn’t a set price structure for treating dental emergencies because the scope of care can range greatly; where some people may only need a simple procedure, others may require more complex treatment like a root canal or tooth replacement. When you visit our dental office, we’ll assess the situation and then provide an estimate based on the specific care you need to restore your oral health.

TMJ/TMD Therapy

Woman holding jaw in pain before T M J therapy

If you experience headaches, neck pain, ringing in ears, lockjaw or severe jaw joint pain that affects your ability to go about your day-to-day life, visit us for TMJ therapy. TMJ dysfunction is a condition that affects your head/neck muscles’ and jaw joints’ ability to function. This can occur due to an accident, pressure from grinding and clenching your teeth, or even orthodontic issues. We offer several different customized treatment options to help relieve your pain and discomfort.

Learn More About TMJ/TMD Therapy

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Woman brushing teeth to prevent dental emergencies

Once you recover from your dental emergency, you definitely don’t want to have to deal with another one. Drs. Moreau and Doyle suggest you take the following precautions:

  • Brush and floss your teeth properly and consistently to control bacteria growth.
  • Proceed with caution when eating foods that are hard, sticky, or difficult to chew.
  • You should avoid chewing ice or using your teeth as tools to open packages.
  • If you often play sports, consult us about getting a custom mouthguard. This appliance can prevent dental injuries.

Dental Emergency FAQs

Will My Toothache Go Away On Its Own?

In the majority of situations, toothaches don’t go away on their own. Because of this, it is best to schedule a checkup with your dentist to make sure that nothing is wrong. There are a variety of potential causes for a toothache, so it’s important to rule them out with a professional as soon as you can. Doing this can also help to catch underlying issues before they become serious ones.

How Do I Sleep With Tooth Pain?

When you are dealing with a toothache, be sure to keep your head elevated. This helps to prevent blood from rushing to your head and intensifying your toothache. Additionally, you may want to take over-the-counter pain relievers as directed and avoid foods that are particularly acidic, cold, or hard right before bed for improved comfort. A cold compress can also help to numb any discomfort.

Should I Visit the Emergency Room for Dental Emergencies?

Unfortunately, emergency rooms aren’t usually able to effectively address dental emergencies. However, there are a few main exceptions. If you think your jaw may be fractured or dislocated, you should head to the emergency room. The same thing applies to serious cuts or lacerations to the face. In pretty much any other circumstance, it is best to see an emergency dentist first.

What Does Throbbing Tooth Pain Mean?

This is likely a sign of infection or inflammation of the tooth. Cavities in the tooth allow air and bacteria to reach the sensitive areas where the pulp is. This ultimately results in irritation and infection of the pulp nerves, resulting in pain. Throbbing tooth pain can also occur if there is any decay present. Throbbing teeth can also be due to grinding and clenching. If you ever experience throbbing tooth pain, don’t hesitate to bring it up to your dentist so it can be addressed.