WHEN IN PAIN
February 9 is National Toothache Day which also serves as a reminder of the importance of dental hygiene. Prevention is always better than cure!
Toothache is often your mouth’s way of telling you something isn’t right. What can start as just mild discomfort, such as some sensitivity, can sometimes signal the start of something serious.
If you have mild toothache, try rinsing your mouth in warm water and gently floss to remove any food caught between your teeth, but if the pain persists contact your dentist.
Tooth pain can be a sign of a larger issue that needs urgent attention and could be caused by several things such as tooth decay, an infection, a broken tooth, inflammation, abscesses, or gum disease, and you may feel the pain around your teeth and jaw.
If this occurs out of hours, pain can generally be managed by pain relief medications, however if it is serious then don’t forget you can get in touch with our Baton Rouge emergency dentists.
The Bonaventure emergency dental service is something we hope you’ll never actually need! There’s never a right time for a dental emergency, but it can happen. So whether it’s an injury to your teeth from an accident or sporting event, a broken or chipped tooth, a lost tooth, or severe toothache – we are here to help.
The quicker you see the dentist the more possibility of saving your tooth there is, whilst avoiding as much pain and discomfort as possible.
Bonaventure Dental Care will provide the best emergency dental care to you in the most comfortable environment. Our emergency dental care incorporates convenient timings, serves walk-in patients, and offers same-day emergency dental treatment whenever possible. We also extend multiple payment options and provide the most affordable dental care to our patients.
An emergency would be an issue needing immediate attention due to pain or injury and you might require emergency dental care if you have:
- A broken or knocked out tooth. This can be caused by an accident, hard foods, or an injury. If you have lost a tooth pick it up without touching the root and store it in a container of warm milk. Broken or lost teeth require immediate treatment.
- Excessive bleeding or swollen gums – this can often mean there’s an underlying problem that needs to be addressed.
- Tooth infections or an abscess – this is never something to ignore so if you notice swelling, fever or pain in your jaw or mouth then contact us and we can advise.
- Lost fillings and crowns – these will also need replacing although often if it is out of hours a temporary fix is often suitable until you can make an appointment to see us.
- Mouth injuries – these are more common than you think and often there’s more blood with a mouth trauma, so don’t panic. We can take an x-ray to check the health of any damaged teeth and advise what treatment might be required.
You can find more information on our emergency dental services here. Don’t forget for any other medical or dental emergencies, call 911 immediately to find the care you need.