What should I do during a dental emergency?
If you are experiencing tooth or jaw pain in New Orleans—you may be experiencing a dental emergency. Even if you're unclear about what constitutes an emergency, we encourage you to seek immediate attention.
Our priority is relieving your pain and fixing the oral issue as fast as possible. Your emergency dentist in New Orleans, Dr. Richard Rathke, can assist you during your dental emergency.
What Is the First Thing I Should Do?
If you are experiencing pain or bleeding, don't hesitate to seek help. Call our dental office to arrange an emergency dental visit so we can determine the scale of the emergency. Our first priority is to relieve any pain so that you can remain calm and comfortable.
Some dental emergencies, like a lost filling or broken dental crown, may not need immediate action and can sometimes wait until the next business day. Other contingencies, like a broken or knocked-out tooth, may have a time window to replace the tooth successfully.
If you need an emergency dentist in New Orleans, LA, please call Downtown Dental, at (504) 528-7800. We can let you know if you should go to an emergency room instead, and we will provide helpful instructions on how to be safe and comfortable on your way to our dental office.
We always make room to see our patients same-day if possible. Don't let an oral emergency become worse over time. We can help with any pain and get your oral health back on track.