Emergency Dentistry Restore Oral Health and Provides Peace of Mind

Are you experiencing an excruciating toothache or broken tooth in Baton Rouge, Louisiana? There’s no need to suffer in pain when in a dental crisis. Biggio Dental Care offers emergency dentistry to relieve pain and restore optimal oral health. Dr. Chad Biggio and his team don’t just treat your dental emergency—we provide ongoing care to ensure it doesn’t recur in the future.

A dental emergency is any dental problem that requires urgent attention. Minor issues like chips and discoloration can wait for your scheduled appointment. However, dental emergencies must be treated right away. Otherwise, you’ll suffer unnecessary pain and further health complications.

See an emergency dentist when faced with the following situations.

  • An excruciating toothache
  • A dental abscess
  • A cracked or fractured tooth
  • A knocked-out (avulsed) tooth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Broken or loose dental fillings, braces, crowns, etc.

Are you tempted to ignore a dental emergency, hoping it will go away? That’s a wrong move because dental emergencies tend to worsen. Dental emergencies should be treated as such—with urgency. If you delay/postpone treatment, this could lead to unnecessary discomfort, widespread infections, and other health complications.

Do you have a dental emergency? It can be nerve-wracking, but you can relax because we treat hundreds of patients like you every year. When you experience a dental emergency, keep calm and call us immediately. Over the phone, we’ll give you tips to manage pain and prevent your case from worsening. 

When you arrive at our office, we’ll promptly diagnose you to identify the root cause of your dental emergency. After a proper diagnosis, your treatment could involve one or a combination of the treatments below.

  • A tooth filling for minor cavities
  • Dental inlays or onlays for tooth damage too significant for a filling
  • Dental crowns for extensively damaged or decayed tooth
  • Emergency root canals to treat infected or damaged dental pulp
  • Emergency extractions for teeth beyond restoration
  • Painkillers and antibiotics to manage pain and infections

Our office is equipped to handle most dental emergencies. However, if you experience severe dental emergencies like head trauma, a broken jaw, or severe mouth bleeding, call 911 or a hospital near you. 

Although no one plans for dental emergencies, they are largely preventable when you take the proper steps. Observe the steps below to prevent dental emergencies.

  • Floss and brush daily
  • Visit a dentist every six months for routine cleanings and check-ups
  • Wear a customized mouthguard if you chronically grind or clench your teeth
  • Consider a personalized mouthguard if you participate in contact sports
  • Avoid using your teeth to bite on hard objects like fingernails, bottle tops, etc.
  • Reduce the amount of sugary foods and remain well-hydrated

Do you need a dental appointment now? Biggio Dental Care offers same-day dental appointments to restore your oral health without subjecting you to unnecessary pain. Call (225) 314-6995, and we’ll treat your dental emergency with the urgency it deserves.