Mandeville

Emergency Dentistry

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Dental Care when You Need It Most

EMERGENCY DENTISTRY

Know What to Do

If you have an emergency and need to see a dentist, call (985) 626-4401. Dr. Schof will see you today, as long as it’s during office hours – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. With a simple procedure, he can remove your pain, identify the problem, and recommend treatment options that are best for you. Don’t delay! Get help now!

How Do I Know It's A Dental Emergency?

Often, dental emergencies result from an injury or accident. They can take the form of the following emergencies:

  • Avulsed (missing) teeth
  • Impacted teeth (teeth that are driven deeply into their sockets)
  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Oral tissue injuries (damaged cheek, gum tissue)

If you haven’t had an accident, there is a foolproof method for determining whether or not it’s an emergency: Pain. The mouth is a sensitive area, and any dental emergency will be painful. Non-injury dental emergencies include:

  • Loss of a crown or filling
  • Serious tooth infection (causing toothache)
  • Advanced periodontal disease (gum disease) causing loose or decayed teeth
Dr. Schof working on patient with dental emergency

what to do in an emergency

knocked out tooth

First, find your tooth! Once you find it, rinse it with water and try to replace it back in its socket. If you can’t replace it, keep it in a container or small resealable bag in some milk or your own saliva. Do not let it dry out.

broken tooth

If you’re bleeding, use sterile gauze and pressure to clot the blood. Avoid eating and drinking, as your teeth may be extra sensitive to hot and cold substances. Come into our office as soon as possible to repair your broken tooth and avoid other issues.

loose tooth

Try to keep your tooth in place and don’t touch or wiggle it. If you haven’t had an injury and have noticed a loose tooth or teeth over time, you may have gum disease. Make an appointment with Dr. Schof as soon as possible for an exam and treatment plan.

Dr. Schof and team with patient having a dental emergency

what is a dental emergency?

Most people think of trauma-related injuries, such as damaged, chipped, loose, or knocked-out (avulsed) teeth when they think of dental emergencies. And, of course, all of these oral issues count as a dental emergency.

However, there are other, much more common types of dental emergency, such as toothaches caused by severe tooth decay and tooth infection/abscesses. Damaged, loose, or missing dental work, such as a loose crown or damaged dental bridge, also count as dental emergencies.

If you’re not sure whether you’re experiencing a dental emergency, a good rule of thumb is that if you are experiencing any kind of dental pain and discomfort, and you can’t treat it on your own, you should see a dentist as soon as you can.

come in for emergency appointments at any time

At our office, we always have time set aside for emergency appointments and walk-ins. Dr. Charles Schof knows how important it is to get fast treatment for your oral injury or another dental emergency.

Contact us now at (985) 626-4401 to let us know that you’re coming in, or feel free to walk into our office at 240 Dalwill Drive, Mandeville, LA, 70471, if your case is urgent and you can’t call in advance. We’re always here to help, and will fit you in as soon as we can.

Dr. Schof in his office

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