Pineville emergency dentistry

We Prioritize Emergencies and Offer Same-Day Dental Care

When unexpected dental issues come up, we know how stressful, painful, and emotional it can be. The team at Pineville Family Dentistry knows just what to do in emergency situations, and we will treat you and your loved ones as if you’re all family when you’re here for an urgent visit. Dr. Babb has been treating dental emergencies for years, and you’re in good hands with his care.

What to Do in a Dental Emergency:

Most importantly, stay calm and call Pineville Family Dentistry right away.
Seeing a dentist immediately will give you the best chance of saving a severely damaged tooth.
If your tooth has been knocked out, keep it moist in a container of cold milk, or put it in your mouth in between your cheek and gums until your appointment.
Treat pain with a cold compress or ibuprofen. Aspirin SHOULD NOT be used, because it can prevent proper blood clotting.

What Counts as a Dental Emergency?

If you are in extreme pain and you cannot treat it on your own, this is considered a dental emergency. Many different situations fall into this category, but a few common cases include:
- teeth that have been knocked out for any reason
- past dental work that has become loose or fallen out
- excessive bleeding and extreme pain

Still unsure whether you’re case is an emergency? Don’t hesitate to call us at (318) 704-5757. Our knowledgeable team will discuss your needs and schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible.

Should I Make a Same-Day Appointment?

Yes! If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, getting expert treatment from a dentist like Dr. Babb is one of the best things you can do for your oral health. The sooner you seek treatment after an emergency, the better. If your tooth is loose or has been knocked out in an injury, immediate care is the best chance you have to save your natural tooth structure. Waiting too long could lead to the loss of your tooth and costly restorative care to replace it.

At Pineville Family Dentistry, we believe that every patient deserves quality, compassionate care, especially when you’re faced with an emergency or injury. Call us immediately at (318) 704-5757 for a same-day appointment, or stop by our office at 3310 Military Highway, Pineville, LA, 71360.

Schedule your appointment today!