If you have a dental emergency, call Dr. Brooksher of Baton Rouge. He will see you today and relieve your pain or otherwise take care of you. He’ll also recommend the treatment needed to resolve the issue and help prevent it from recurring.
Why See an Emergency Dentist?
A dental emergency is an issue with your teeth or oral tissue that needs immediate attention. How do you know if you have a dental emergency? Some reasons to promptly seek care are listed below.
- Toothache – A toothache is usually a symptom of infection. Without the attention of a dentist, the infection will spread. Getting you out of pain is usually a quick procedure. Root canal treatment may then be needed at a follow-up appointment to remove the infected pulp tissue and replace it with a dental filler material. The tooth will be protected with a dental crown.
- Cracked tooth – If you get a sharp pain occasionally from biting down on a tooth, it could be cracked. Prompt attention to the crack can simplify the treatment required. If the crack is allowed to progress, it can end up causing the tooth to split, making it unrestorable.
- Trauma – An accident that causes impact to your mouth can damage your teeth, tongue, or other oral tissue. Although a tooth might not hurt or appear to be damaged, internal damage can occur. Dr. Brooksher will examine your teeth and oral tissues for any signs of damage by the trauma.
- Chipped front tooth – A chip in a front tooth may not hurt, but it may be embarrassing. We call this an aesthetic emergency, and we will see you today to help you look presentable.
- Broken or lost crown – If you have lost or broken a dental crown, it needs to be replaced. If a crown has simply come off, it’s important to get it recemented promptly before the surrounding teeth drift into the space, even if there is no sensitivity. If it has broken or become lost, a temporary crown can protect your tooth while waiting to get a permanent one.
- Lost filling – If a filling falls out, the inner soft dentin of the tooth becomes exposed. This can not only make your tooth very sensitive, it will irritate the pulp of the tooth and can lead to infection if not treated promptly.
Anxious about Dental Appointments?
At Dentistry by Brooksher, we understand your dental anxiety, and provide conscious sedation if you need it. Click here to read more about sedation dentistry. We want you to get the care you need promptly so that your condition doesn’t worsen.
Don’t delay getting treatment for your dental emergency. Call us now.
“I have horrible anxiety at dental offices. I have never been as comfortable as I am at Dr. Brooksher’s office. Everyone is really nice, accommodating, and understanding!” – Jay Alex