Covid-19 Health Update

Acadia Family Dentistry considers the health and safety of our patients and staff as our highest priority. We have implemented some additional precautionary measures apart from the universal precautions to ensure the health and well-being of everyone. Some of these measures are:
  • Scheduling high-risk patients at designated times
  • Subjecting all patients to a temperature scan at the entrance to ensure their temperatures are below 100.4 degrees.
  • Disinfecting reception room, check-in and check-out countertops and bathrooms every hour, and wiping doorknobs and sinks with disinfectant regularly.
  • Hydrogen peroxide rinses provided before treatment begins.
  • All patients will call to notify staff of their arrivals and wait in the car until they are ready to be seen.
  • Removing magazines, toys, and non-essential items from the reception room.
  • Practicing social distancing: which includes no handshaking and hugging.

Emergency Dental at Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux Area

What to Do If You Need Emergency Dental Treatment in Thibodaux

If you live in Thibodaux and have experienced a dental emergency, you know precisely what it’s like to need emergency dental care. Whether you’ve cracked a molar on a piece of candy, knocked a tooth out in an accident, or experienced excruciating pain, dental emergencies are scary. Unfortunately, sometimes it isn’t easy to know what to do when something like this happens. Our guide will help direct you in the steps to take when you need an emergency dentist.

Treatments Available in Emergency Dental Care

Any of these issues can signify that you need emergency dental care.

Knocked-Out Tooth

When one of your teeth is dislodged (avulsed) or loosened from a sports injury or accident, seeing a dentist as soon as possible is essential. That gives you the best chance to save the tooth.

Broken Tooth Treatment

When you have a broken tooth, it can be painful, especially if the edge is sharp. A temporary crown will help relieve your discomfort.

Acute Tooth Pain

If you have a tiny crack, hidden area of decay, or a loose filling, an infection can build up in the pulp at the center of your tooth. It can persist as an intermittent tenderness or toothache when you’re chewing. Sometimes swelling and severe pain can develop suddenly.

Furthermore, an abscessed tooth requires immediate extraction or root canal therapy to offer pain relief and prevent infection from spreading to other tissues.

Emergency Tooth Extraction

Extraction is typically done as a last resort. However, sometimes it’s necessary if the tooth is too severely damaged or infected to save.

Steps to Take if You Need an Emergency Dentist in Thibodaux

Call your primary dentist first. If they can’t help you immediately, they will be able to refer you to an emergency dentist who can assist you. Also, the following tips will help you get the relief you need.

  • If you can’t get emergency dental care, go to the emergency room. Some dental emergencies, including an abscessed tooth or severe infection, can be life-threatening.
  • If you’ve knocked out a tooth, do whatever you can to keep the tooth in the socket it was knocked out of. To do this, put some moistened gauze over the tooth to try to hold it in place.
  • Avoid touching the tooth’s root or the socket with your hand so that you don’t introduce new bacteria.
  • When you get in touch with an emergency dentist, ask lots of questions.

Dental professionals can best advise you on how to take care of yourself until you get in to see them.

Your Emergency Dentist in Thibodaux

When you need an emergency dentist in Thibodaux, get in touch with Dr. Nhu Le at Acadia Family Dentistry today. You can call us at (985) 303-2920 or contact us online to get answers to your emergency dental questions.

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Dr. Nhu Le, DMD

Dr. Nhu Le, DMD - Acadia Family Dentistry

Dr. Nhu Le believes that her patients deserve the best dental care and treats them like family.

She attended high school in Iowa, obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, graduated from dental school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida, and completed her General Practice Residency at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. She worked for a group practice in Orlando, Florida for three years before moving to Southeast Louisiana and to New Orleans. She is currently following dental curriculum at Kois Center.

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