Emergency Dentist in Prairieville, LA
Nothing disrupts your life more than a dental emergency situation! They can be scary, painful, and inconvenient. Having the right dental team on your side makes all the difference when you’re experiencing pain or a dental emergency.
Dr. Palm sees emergency patients the same day if possible, and new patient emergencies are always welcome at Palm Family Dentistry. We also have two convenient locations in Baton Rouge and Prairieville to meet your needs; so don’t hesitate to call us if you have a dental emergency.
Understanding how to handle an emergency situation until you are able to reach our office can help reduce your stress. Here are some tips for dealing with some common dental emergencies.
A Chipped or Broken Tooth
If your tooth is broken, we will need to treat it as soon as possible to restore function and esthetics to your smile and eliminate any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. Gather the pieces of your tooth and call Palm Family Dentistry right away to be seen.
If your tooth is chipped, it may not require immediate attention, but it's still a good idea to call us anyway. Even the smallest chip can diminish your smile and cause discomfort to your tongue or soft tissues.
A Knocked-Out Tooth
If your tooth has been knocked out, it’s important to act quickly as Dr. Palm has the best chance of preserving it the faster we can treat it. Give us a call right away to be seen, and for specific instructions on how to handle your tooth while transporting it to our office.
A Broken or Lost Dental Restoration
Dental restorations do have a lifespan, and unfortunately, old restorations sometimes chip, fracture, or fall out. This may or may not cause pain, but even if it doesn’t, you’ll need to have your tooth repaired to avoid further damage or infection. Give us a call so we can assess your situation, determine when you should be seen, and get your tooth restored.
Dental Pain or Sensitivity
Pain in your tooth is often an indicator of an infection, especially if it’s constant and fairly severe. If your tooth is infected, please understand that it won’t go away without treatment, so don’t wait to call us thinking it might get better on its own. A dental infection left untreated will likely spread and cause further damage, and could eventually lead to tooth loss or even a systemic infection.
Root canal therapy can often preserve an infected tooth if you are proactive about seeking treatment, so please give Palm Family Dentistry a call right away if you are experiencing dental pain.
Don’t Hesitate to Call Us
Even if you are unsure whether your situation is truly an emergency, we encourage you to call us anyway. We can assess your situation and even give some instruction over the phone in some cases. Dr. Palm will get you feeling comfortable and back on the path to wellness again in no time!