Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Slidell, LA

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Slidell, LA

Seek emergency dentistry if you lose a permanent tooth or cut your tongue and it won’t stop bleeding. At Fremaux Dental Care located in Slidell, Louisiana, experienced general and family dentist Britney Beard, DDS, offers emergency dentistry to people of all ages. After an oral exam and X-rays, Dr. Beard can make personalized treatment recommendations. Call Fremaux Dental Care today to request emergency dentistry or make your appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides immediate diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious oral conditions and injuries. 

Fremaux Dental Care sets aside time each day for emergency consultations. If you or your child need prompt attention, call the office to set up an appointment.  

What types of issues does emergency dentistry treat?

Fremaux Dental Care uses emergency dentistry to treat various issues, including:

  • Broken, cracked, and fractured teeth
  • Partially dislodged teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Minor to moderate oral bleeding
  • Oral abscesses
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Severe toothaches
  • Loose or dislodged permanent teeth
  • Foreign objects stuck between the teeth

Emergency dentistry repairs damaged dental restorations, including crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants.

Should I always visit the dentist if I have a dental emergency?

Fremaux Dental Care diagnoses and treats most dental emergencies. But, if you have extensive oral bleeding or symptoms of a broken jaw, visit the nearest emergency room right away. 

After your initial emergency treatment, Fremaux Dental Care can repair or replace broken or missing teeth.

What happens during an emergency dentistry visit?

Your Fremaux Dental Care provider reviews your dental records, asks about your symptoms, and completes an oral exam. Then, they take a series of digital X-rays and develop a personalized treatment plan. 

Often, the main goal of an emergency dentistry visit is to relieve the pain, stop the bleeding, and prevent additional damage.

How can I prepare for dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies can occur at any time, so it’s important you’re always prepared. 

Fremaux Dental Care recommends keeping a dental first-aid kit in your glove box or purse with the following items:

  • Small container with a lid
  • Name and phone number of your dentist
  • Gauze
  • Handkerchief

Pack anti-inflammatory medication to relieve swelling and pain.

Can dental emergencies be prevented?

You can reduce the risk of dental emergencies by taking care of your teeth and gums. 

Fremaux Dental Care recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for an oral exam and teeth cleaning. Additionally, wearing a mouthguard when playing sports or other physical activities can reduce the risk of a knocked out, chipped, or broken tooth.

Avoid using your teeth as tools and don’t bite your fingernails or chew on ice cubes. 

Call Fremaux Dental Care today to receive emergency dentistry.

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