Emergency Dental Care in Houma, LA

Emergency Dental Care in Houma, LA

Are you facing a painful dental situation? Have you incurred oral trauma? No need to worry, Robichaux Family Dentistry in Los Angeles is here to help. Our experienced staff will provide you with prompt emergency dental care that will give you peace of mind during troubling times for your oral health. Tooth decay, abscesses, cavities, infected gums, and other oral health problems can be highly uncomfortable, and we are ready to extend immediate relief. 

What to Do In a Dental Emergency?

We list a few valuable tips that can help you at home until you avail emergency help. 

  • Toothaches

Severe toothache is a sign that something is wrong, and you should not wait long to seek emergency care. Meanwhile, rinse your mouth with warm saltwater that will help dislodge any trapped food between your teeth. If you have facial swelling, use an icepack and painkillers for temporary relief.

  • Cut Tongue, Lip, or Cheek

In case of bleeding, apply pressure with sterile gauze to decrease the chances of infection and complication. Contact an emergency room if the cut looks substantial and bleeding does not seem to be subsiding.

  • Broken, Cracked, or Chipped Tooth

For a broken tooth, rinse the area with warm water. Place an ice pack over the injury site. If possible, recover any broken tooth fragments and rinse both your mouth and the salvaged pieces with warm water.

  • Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Pick up the knocked-out tooth and hold it by the crown top, not the root. If you cannot reinsert it, place the tooth in a cup of milk or water and bring it to our office. Do not remove any attached nerve tissues, as they may help us reattach the tooth.

  • Broken Wires and Braces

If a wire in your braces breaks or comes out of a bracket and pricks your mouth's insides, try and push it to a non-irritating position. If you cannot do this, place a cotton swab until you reach us. Try not to touch the wire as you may swallow it if cut.

  • Cold, Canker Sores, and Abscesses

Pain medication can provide temporary relief. An abscess is a severe infection that generally occurs in the gumline around the teeth. If the abscess is not treated, the infection might spread to other parts of the body. If you have pain or swelling in the gums, seek professional help at the earliest.

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies?

Accidents are unexpected and, therefore, can be distressing. The best option to avoid dental emergencies is to take preventative measures. Follow an efficient oral hygiene regime and schedule regular exams every six months. Avoid foods like hard candy that may damage your teeth.

If you are experiencing oral pain and other dental issues, please do not hesitate to visit our office, Robichaux Family Dentistry, at 235 Corporate Dr, Houma, LA 70360. You can also reach us at (985) 580-3200.

Location

235 Corporate Dr, Houma, LA 70360

Office Hours

MON - THU 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

FRI - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (985) 580-3200