Always Have A Plan
Sometimes, accidents happen when you least expect them. That’s why it’s crucial to have a plan for when you or a loved one needs emergency dental care. At Alexandria Smile Center, Dr. John Moylan is ready to provide immediate care and relief for sudden dental pain or injury. We’ll work on short notice to manage your discomfort and resolve the cause of your dental emergency.
If you experience a dental emergency, call our Alexandria office immediately at (phone-number). We’re here to help you, any time, any day.
Common Dental Emergencies
A dental emergency is any type of pain or injury caused by physical trauma or infection that requires immediate attention. This can include an infected tooth, severe tooth pain, bleeding, or any accident involving your teeth, lips, gums, cheek, or jaw.
Dr. Moylan has put together easy, patient-friendly steps you can take to protect your teeth during a dental emergency.
If you experience a toothache or jaw discomfort, it’s important to contact our dental office as soon as possible. We’ll identify the problem and work to quickly relieve your pain. We’ll also take steps to protect your teeth from further harm and prevent your dental emergency from reoccurring.
Having a tooth knocked out is a common dental injury that requires immediate attention. With timely care, Dr. Moylan may be able to save and reattach a well-preserved tooth. If possible, find the tooth and place it in a container with whole milk until we’re able to see you. If there’s any dirt or debris on the tooth, gently brush it clean before placing it in milk or water. It’s important to handle the tooth by the crown and avoid touching the root. Don’t scrub, scrape, or use alcohol to clean the tooth.
If you’ve chipped, cracked, or broken a tooth, contact Dr. Moylan as soon as possible to prevent additional damage and infection. Don’t attempt to fix the tooth on your own, as this can further complicate your injury and lead to worse health outcomes. If your broken tooth has a sharp or jagged edge, cover it with a piece of wax or chewing gum to prevent cutting your tongue or mouth.
Contact Dr. Moylan for Emergency Dental Care
In the event of a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact Alexandria Smile Center for immediate and reliable treatment. Dr. Moylan will work to resolve the cause of your symptoms and alleviate your pain. If you think you’re experiencing a dental emergency, contact our Alexandria dental office at (318) 545-7606 as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Generally, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications are safe at recommended doses while awaiting emergency dental treatment. Don’t attempt to “wait out” an injury with pain relievers. Seek immediate care for your dental injury and let your dentist know about any medications you have taken.
Toothaches are most commonly caused by infections that occur when bacteria reach the vulnerable nerves inside the tooth. They can also happen as an effect of issues with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) of your jaw. Grinding your teeth or damage from an injury may also cause toothache symptoms and require professional treatment.
We’ll do everything in our power to alleviate your pain after a dental emergency. If you require a root canal or tooth extraction, we’ll use an anesthetic to make the procedure as painless as possible. Our office is equipped to provide safe sedation methods that’ll allow you to feel relaxed and comfortable for the duration of your treatment. Seeking immediate treatment for your dental emergency is always the best advice and will prevent further pain and health complications.