Emergency Dentistry in Marrero, LA: Dental Care Right When You Need It
Dental emergencies can happen at any time, and it’s important to have a dentist that you can rely on. Marrero, LA dentist Dr. C.J. Landry provides dental emergency services and immediate treatment for knocked-out teeth, loose or missing fillings, broken dentures and dental appliances, bleeding gums, and soft tissue injuries.
Our policy for dental emergencies here at Lapalco Family Dental is if you have an emergency or need urgent care, we’re going to see you. There’s never been a time when we’ve told patients, “I’m sorry, we can’t get you in today,” or, “We’ll see you three weeks from next Monday.” We’ll always get you in and get you out of pain. If a front tooth falls out or a crown falls out, that’s an aesthetic emergency. Maybe there is no pain, but we know that you don’t want to go to work or spend the weekend without your front tooth.
Dr. Landry carries his cellphone twenty-four hours a day. He is always available when needed. His cell phone number is on the answering machine at the office. If you call on a weekend or at night and you have a problem, it’ll tell you to call Dr. Landry on his cell phone, and he’ll always answer it.
Before you can make it to our office, these tips will help you lessen and manage your emergency:
A toothache is often caused by a large cavity or deep infection and can also be caused by trauma, fracture, or impaction. For temporary pain relief, take an over the counter painkiller like Motrin or Advil. Do not take aspirin as it can worsen any bleeding. Rinse your mouth gently with mouthwash or warm water to flush away food particles or debris.
The chances of re-attaching a broken or knocked-out tooth are higher the sooner you see us (ideally within minutes after the incident). Hold the broken portion of the tooth by the crown (the top) and rinse it gently under running water to remove any dirt. Place it back in its socket and hold it there with clean gauze if possible, or place it in a container with milk or saltwater.
Broken Dental Appliances
Broken braces, dentures, and bridges must be repaired professionally by us. Don’t attempt to fix them yourself as it may cause further damage. If the appliance cannot be repaired, we may recommend replacement.
First, remove objects in the mouth that can be removed, including jewelry. Apply clean cotton or gauze pad to the area and hold it there firmly for at least 15 minutes. Go to the nearest ER or hospital if bleeding does not stop after that time.