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Emergency Dentistry at Loud Family Dental

Immediate Relief and Professional Care in Shreveport

Don't let the crisis take your smile away; we can help you.

When a dental crisis strikes, having an emergency dentist can make a world of difference. At Loud Family Dental, we offer vital short-term relief and professional care to address acute pain, oral infections, and injuries promptly.

The Benefits of an Emergency Dentist

Having an emergency dentist on standby provides several advantages:


Short-Term Relief:

We offer immediate relief from severe pain during dental emergencies, ensuring your comfort and well-being.


Prevention of Irreversible Damage:

Timely professional treatment minimizes the risk of irreversible damage, increasing your chances of full recovery with comprehensive, long-term care.


Reduced Stress:

Knowing where to turn in a dental crisis alleviates the stress of frantically searching for emergency dental services at the last minute.

Your Regular Dentist: The Ideal Choice

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends turning to your regular dentist for handling dental emergencies whenever possible. Therefore, it's advisable to check whether your current dental practice can accommodate you during urgent situations.

Safeguarding Against Dental Emergencies

While maintaining good oral health is crucial, unforeseen circumstances can lead to dental crises. Here's how to protect yourself:
● Follow a regular oral hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing.● Schedule dental check-ups and professional cleanings every six months.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies necessitate immediate treatment to:

● Relieve Severe Pain: Dental crises can cause intense pain that requires immediate attention.● Control Heavy Bleeding: Prompt care is essential for stopping heavy bleeding.● Save a Tooth: Swift intervention can increase the likelihood of successful reinsertion of a knocked-out tooth.● Halt Severe Infections: Urgent treatment can prevent the progression of severe infections like dental abscesses.

The Dangers of Dental Abscesses

Dental abscesses, whether in the gums or a tooth, can pose serious risks without prompt treatment. Symptoms include severe toothache, pain in the ear, neck, or jaw, sensitivity to temperature, pain while eating, fever, and facial swelling.

Untreated abscesses can lead to complications such as septicemia (blood poisoning), infection of surrounding bone, sinus and soft tissue infections, and tooth loss.

The Role of an Emergency Dentist

Emergency dentists provide immediate care for:

● Severe infections.

● Oral injuries.

● Acute pain.

Emergency dental treatment may include dressing or extracting a damaged tooth, prescribing pain relievers and antibiotics, and referral to specialist healthcare services. Follow-up appointments are often necessary for most dental emergencies.

Non-Emergency Situations

Not every dental issue is an emergency. Some issues, like a chipped tooth without pain, mild toothache without signs of an abscess, or a lost crown or filling, can wait for treatment.

Your Smile's Lifelong Partner

Contact Loud Family Dental for immediate assistance during a dental crisis. We're here to provide swift relief and professional care when you need it most.