Emergency Dentistry

We get that life happens and you can’t always plan for dental emergencies to happen during normal business hours. Regular patients of Dr. Thomas Sammons and Dr. Ann Laurent may contact the office at (337) 406-1110 for dental emergencies after business hours and on the weekends.

Whether a new or existing patient, if you are in pain, contact our office at (337) 406-1110 to be seen for a same day appointment, during normal business hours. Pain is often a symptom that the tooth is infected. Once the tooth has begun to abscess, you often experience a “false” temporary pain relief that will not last until the infection is contained and dealt with appropriately by Dr. Sammons or Dr. Laurent.

Dental emergencies can be scary and also painful. Prompt treatment is typically required to ensure the teeth have the best chance of surviving. Teeth can become fractured in a number of ways including grinding, trauma, or biting hard objects. In other cases, fillings, crowns, and other restorative devices can be damaged or fall out of the mouth completely.  If you are in severe pain, it is essential to contact Dental Artistry immediately.  The pain caused by dental emergencies almost always gets worse without treatment, and dental issues can seriously jeopardize physical health.

Did you know…

The steps you take after a dental emergency happens can greatly improve your outcome once you receive emergency care. Even though emergency dentists will see you very quickly, there are some precautionary steps you can take in the time it takes to arrive at your dentist’s office. The American Dental Association has a few recommendations:

  • If you bite your lip/tongue – gently cleanse the area and apply a cold compress
  • If you break your tooth – gently rinse the area and apply a cold compress
  • If you lose your tooth –rinse tooth’s root with water if it’s dirty, being careful to hold it by the crown. Carefully place it back in its socket, or place it in milk. Bring it to Dr. Sammons or Dr. Laurent immediately.