Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. If you have a dental emergency such as a broken tooth, an infection, or a toothache, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Getting the care you need in a timely manner can sometimes mean the difference between losing and saving a tooth. If you are in severe pain or you have suffered any type of injury to the mouth, give us a call so we can take care of you immediately.
Dr. Paul Perez, Dr. Elizabeth Crapanzano, and the entire team at Avenue Family Dentistry are available to make sure you get the immediate treatment you need or to make an assessment of your emergency situation to prevent further damage.
Why You Might Need an Emergency Dentist
Many dental emergencies stem from patients who have a toothache that will not go away. What often happens is the pain gets so bad, it is nearly unbearable and becomes the patient’s only focus. Toothaches are sometimes the result of decay that has settled down into the pulp of the tooth. Abscesses or gum infections can be another culprit. A cracked tooth or a filling that has fallen out are other reasons people might suffer from a toothache.
If you have suffered an injury from an accident or trauma to the mouth, you might have a tooth that has broken or fallen out. It’s important to seek immediate dental care under these kinds of circumstances.
Emergencies Are Welcome at Avenue Family Dentistry
If your tooth has been knocked out, call us immediately. If possible, put the tooth back into its socket. If you cannot do that, keep the tooth moist until you can be seen by putting it into milk or into your mouth, next to your cheek.
If you are having another kind of emergency, such as excessive tooth pain or bleeding gums, give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you as soon as possible. Whether your emergency happens during the week or on a weekend, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can get you scheduled with either Dr. Perez or Dr. Crapanzano as soon as possible. We will do our best to see you on the same day as your emergency.
Preventing Future Dental Emergencies
One of the main reasons patients have dental emergencies is because they have skipped their regular dental appointments, either because they are too busy or out of fear of the dentist. The truth is, regular preventive care is one of the best ways to avoid dental emergencies. Make sure you come in at least twice each year for teeth cleaning and a dental examination. Good dental habits, both at home and with regular visits to the dentist, are the best way to keep your teeth healthy and strong.
Are You Experiencing Dental Pain?
If you are a new patient or existing patient who is experiencing a dental emergency, contact our New Orleans dental office right away. At Avenue Family Dentistry, your health and comfort are important to us. We will work hard to help you feel like yourself again.