Emergency Dentist -- New Orleans, LA
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 some of the stress out of a scary situation by preparing yourself for what to do when one happens to you or someone you love. First on the list is knowing who to call. Around here, the answer is the team at Canatella Dental! Dr. Canatella and Dr. Neumeyer are the emergency dentists New Orleans can trust with its 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.
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 your 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 to restore it back to health. If your crown came out make sure to bring it with you to the appointment.
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 its empty socket or a cup of milk/wrap in plastic wrap if the former is not possible. Reach our office within an hour for possible reattachment. Otherwise, we can explore replacement with a dental implant.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Protecting yourself against dental emergencies is possible when you practice excellent dental hygiene and take the appropriate cautions, like wearing a customized mouth guard if you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night. Visit your dentist at the very least every six months for a checkup and cleaning to 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. For example, yours may involve simply getting a prescription filled or you may need advanced care -- like extraction, crown replacement, or a root canal. Whatever the cost, getting the emergency treated should be your priority to prevent more serious issues on down the line. To find out what you can expect to pay, contact Canatella Dental today!