Dental Emergencies: Do You Know What To Do?March 16th, 2017
Dental Emergencies: Do You Know What To Do?
When you have a dental emergency in the Geismar, LA area, you need a dentist who understands the value of high quality care in a hurry. Trust Dr. Bessonet and our team of skilled professionals at Ascension Premier Dental.
We understand how hectic your family’s schedule is. Mornings are spent rushing around getting the kids packed and off to school. Evenings are spent throwing together a quick family meal, then it’s off to practices and ballgames.
You’re always going, going, going. You don’t have time to slow down for sickness or injuries. But in life, emergencies don’t care what your schedule is, do they? What’s more is that emergencies don’t even have the common courtesy to disrupt your life during normal business hours!
That’s why, at Ascension Premier Dental, we do everything we can to make ourselves available when you need us most. Save our number in your contact list, and give us a call at 225-963-5548 the next time life throws you dental emergency.
After You Call Us, What’s Next?
When it comes to a dental emergency, knowing who to call is only a part of how to best handle it. You or a family member might have suffered an injury to the soft tissue in the mouth, or perhaps a tooth has been damaged or knocked out.
First, it’s important to try to stop any bleeding. If you’re not able to stop the bleeding in a reasonable amount of time, get to an emergency room as soon as possible.
In the case of a knocked out adult tooth, there are steps you can take while you’re waiting to be seen by the dentist that can help save it.
- Find the tooth, if possible.
- Grab the tooth by the crown, not the root.
- Gently clean any dirt and debris from the tooth by running it under warm water.
- Try to put the tooth back in its socket, if possible. If not, keep it moist by holding it inside your mouth between your cheek and gums, or soak it in milk to help preserve it.
Other dental emergencies might warrant dental crowns. You might use this option to repair a tooth that’s been damaged somehow, perhaps by chips, cracks, or breaks. But keep in mind that not every dental emergency involves an injury to the mouth.
If you’re experiencing a toothache or any sort of pain in your gums or jaw area, you should seek our help immediately. It could be a sign that you have an infection. If left untreated for too long, this could be potentially harmful to your oral and overall health. Do not try to ignore it or put off getting the dental care you need.
Thanks to our skilled technicians and advanced technology, we’re able to help patients receive same-day emergency care. You may need dental crowns or an emergency root canal. No matter what your particular emergency, we have the tools and the experience to get you out of pain and back to good oral health quickly and effectively.
Ways To Prevent Dental Emergencies
As we said before, life doesn’t care what your schedule is, so dental emergencies are going to happen. Still, there are things you can do to lower your risk:
-Use protective mouthguards, especially if you’re involved in physical contact sports and activities
-Brush and floss daily to protect yourself from tooth decay and gum disease
-Schedule regular checkups with Dr. Bessonet at Ascension Premier Dental
-Avoid chewing on ice, hard candy, and popcorn to lower the chances of cracks and breaks
-Avoid the temptation to use your teeth as tools for anything other than eating
We know how much your family means to you. That’s why we go out of our way to meet your needs in a dental emergency, no matter when they decide to disrupt your life. If you need us outside of our normal business hours, you can give us a call, and our answering service will provide you an alternative number so you can reach someone quickly.
You shouldn’t have to worry about where to go or who to call when you need help fast! Call us at 225-963-5548, we will do all we can to get you out of pain and back to normal as soon as possible.