In the event of a dental emergency, call Morris Family Dentistry at 225.725.7565. Dr. Chad Morris is an emergency dentist who can help patients receive prompt treatment in his Zachary, LA dental office. Dental emergencies are general dentistry treatments because they help prevent future oral health problems. Addressing current dental emergencies quickly and effectively may stop broken restorations from injuring natural teeth, tooth pain from developing into a severe infection, and knocked-out teeth requiring replacement. Contacting an experienced dentist for a dental emergency benefits your current and future dental health and well-being.
What Are Dental Emergencies?
Dental emergencies are often sudden and unexpected oral health problems that require prompt care. Some of the most common dental emergencies that we see at Morris Family Dentistry include:
- Knocked-Out Permanent Teeth: Please transport your knocked-out permanent tooth to our office in a cup of milk. Sometimes teeth that are preserved in this manner can be reattached. If this is not possible, we will recommend a dental implant. Dental implants are sturdy titanium posts inserted into the jawbone. Once healed, dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. This is because they are fused to the bone tissue and are capped off by porcelain dental crowns.
- Tooth Pain: Severe tooth pain can be a sign of a TMJ disorder, dental infection, or impacted wisdom teeth. Call our dental office and we can perform an examination. When we determine the source of your pain, we can provide you with the appropriate treatment. Patients with TMJ disorders often need physical therapy in conjunction with custom nightguards and medication. If tooth pain is caused by an infection, a root canal, oral surgery, or scaling and root planing are treatment options. Patients with impacted wisdom teeth will require dental extraction.
- Broken Dental Bridge or Denture: If you have just broken your dental bridge or denture, schedule an appointment at our office and bring your bridge or denture with you. We can create a treatment plan to replace your restoration. If you have a removable dental restoration, we will recommend dental implants. Dental implants can be used alone or to support dental restorations and keep them in place.
- Broken Dental Filling or Tooth Crown: Contact our dental office if you have injured a tooth crown or filling. Living without a proper filling or crown can create an unbalanced bite and make chewing and speaking uncomfortable. For patients who have amalgam fillings, Dr. Morris can safely remove and replace them with white fillings. Modern mercury-free fillings are safer for patients and blend in with the look of the smile.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Call Dr. Morris for prompt emergency dental care at 225.725.7565. If you require oral health care but do not have a current emergency, you can schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Morris on our website. Please let Dr. Morris know if you ever have questions or concerns, and he will be glad to assist you.