Emergency Dentistry – Covington, LA
The Pain Relief
You Need, Fast
If there’s one thing for sure, it’s that dental emergencies happen when you least expect them. In such situations, it’s of the utmost importance to have a dentist you can depend on to restore your oral health expeditiously. That’s exactly what you’ll get from Drs. Moreau and Doyle. Because time is always of the essence in emergency dental situations, we offer same-day service, and you can contact one of our dedicated team members at MoreSMILES Dental after hours for emergency dentistry in Covington, LA if dental trauma strikes. The combination of professional expertise provided by Drs. Moreau and Doyle, the latest in dental technology, and a team that is driven to provide the absolute best care means you can rest assured that you’ll quickly recover from a traumatic ordeal.
Why Choose MoreSMILES Dental for
- Same-Day Emergency Dental Appointments
- Fast & Pain-Relieving Treatment
- Oral Conscious Sedation Available
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies typically fall into one of the following categories: acute infection from long-term bacteria growth or sudden accidents or injuries. No matter what the source of the trauma is, though, your first priority is to remain calm. It also helps to know that one of our knowledgeable MoreSMILES Dental team members is just a phone call away.
Here are some tips you can follow at home to stabilize some of the more common types of dental emergencies.
For acute tooth pain, first make sure there isn’t something wedged between your teeth by gently flossing around the affected area. You can also take ibuprofen or Tylenol to temporarily quiet the pain. However, you should avoid placing the pill or capsule directly on your gums, as this could cause irritation.
Chipped/ Broken Tooth
Initially, a chipped or broken tooth can cause sharp pain. To prevent further discomfort, you should avoid any activity on that side of your mouth until you can visit our dental office. If any broken pieces have dislodged, gather and place them in a small baggy to bring with you so Dr. Moreau or Dr. Doyle can fully restore your tooth.
Having a tooth knocked out can be quite disturbing, but there are steps you can take to aid in your recovery. First, grab the tooth by the crown and attempt to reinsert it. If you’re unsuccessful, simply place the tooth in a cup of cool water or milk to keep the roots alive until you can be seen by your emergency dentist.
Lost Filling/ Crown
A lost filling or crown restoration leaves your tooth vulnerable to a painful infection. After reaching out to our Covington dental office to explain what has happened, if the fixture is still in-tact, you can attempt to temporarily replace it using over the counter dental temporary adhesive to protect the area until we can properly assess it.
How to Prevent
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 participate in sports, then consult with Dr. Moreau or Dr. Doyle about having a custom mouthguard created to prevent an injury.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
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.
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.