Solutions for Dental Emergencies
- Posted on: Sep 30 2018
Dental problems can unfortunately happen any time of the day or night, and also at some of the most inopportune times. At Sullivan Dental Center, Drs. Frank Sullivan, Clay Couvillon, and Candice Sullivan work with patients to provide same-day emergency dentistry whenever possible for new and existing patients.
What is considered a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies are essentially situations in which patients need to seek immediate dental care with a dentist or other oral health provider. These situations may include some of the following scenarios:
- A broken or chipped tooth
- An injury to the teeth, bone, or soft tissues of the mouth
- A knocked-out tooth due to impact to the mouth
- A severe toothache that is keeping a patient from being able to sleep or perform daily tasks
- A dental restoration that is loose or lost, such as a dental crown, bridge, or denture
Situations such as those above may warrant a call to a dental practice that offers emergency dental care such as Sullivan Dental Center. Depending on the diagnosis and the severity of the issue, our dental team may provide same-day solutions or refer patients to another specialist for immediate care. This will vary from patient to patient as every situation is unique.
What treatments are performed during emergency dentistry?
This will vary depending on the type of problem at hand. If a patient is experiencing a toothache, it may be due to a large cavity that can have a filling put in place. otherwise, if the problem is more severe, patients may need to have a procedure such as root canal therapy performed to save the natural tooth structure and eliminate the chance of excision. Other treatments that may be done during emergency dental care include dental crowns, adjustments to dentures, or tooth replacements such as dental implants.
Call Sullivan Dental Center today for your emergency dental needs
If you are in a bind with a dental emergency, it is important to work with a dental practice that provides same-day care whenever possible! Contact Drs. Frank Sullivan, Clay Couvillon, and Candice Sullivan at (225) 635-4422 for immediate care at the office located at 5436 Commerce Street. We welcome new patients for emergency care and general dentistry.
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