Emergency Dentistry

Emergencies Happen

Bike crashes and baseball accidents don’t care about normal business hours. Charpentier Family Dentistry is here for you when the unexpected happens.

Calm, cool, experienced

We handle emergencies every day.

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Affordable Emergency Exams

We don’t want you to have unnecessary stress on top of a dental emergency. Our emergency exams are $35 and include any necessary x-rays. Dental emergencies are medical emergencies, and should be treated as such. This handy dental emergency guide may help with some guidance.

Are you at least a 7 on the tooth-pain scale?

If you’re at a 7 and can’t sleep, work or drive because of tooth pain—you need to call us. We can get you in same-day and take care of you. If you aren’t sure if it’s a true emergency, call anyway and we can let you know if you should come in right away or if waiting is OK.

Tooth pain may be a sign of

  • Tooth decay
  • Nerve damage
  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Abscess

Car accidents, sports mishaps, bike crashes—oh my!

We’ve seen it all when it comes to dental trauma. If a tooth is knocked out, knocked loose or broken don’t wait until tomorrow. In order to have the best chance at saving or repairing the tooth we need to see you today.

What to do if you experience oral trauma

  • If it is a true medical emergency call 911
  • If it is an oral emergency call us (337) 369-6587
  • If the tooth is knocked out, rinse gently with water
  • Hold the tooth firmly in the socket or place in milk
  • Get to our office within 30 minutes

Oral Emergencies are no joke

Call us immediately if you need help.

Step away from the super glue

If your tooth or teeth are broken during an accident, do not try and fix the tooth using super glue. If you attempt to reattach a filling, crown or chip with super glue, your dentist will have to work even harder to fix the problem. Removing an ill-placed crown that is super-glued is not easy. The best advice is to call us immediately.

What about a broken filling?

Even with the best dentistry, broken fillings can happen. If a filling falls out or breaks, don’t panic—but do call us. A broken filling can leave your tooth weakened and more susceptible to breaking. It also exposes the tooth root to infection. The tooth will also be sensitive, so be careful.

What to do if your filling falls out

  • Take an over the counter pain reliever if you need it
  • Rinse your mouth out with water
  • Use a cold compress or ice pack if you have swelling

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Get in for a same-day emergency dental appointment in New Iberia

Can’t I just go to the hospital emergency room?

If it is the emergency is isolated to your teeth and gums, the hospital emergency room is not well equipped to handle dental trauma. An experienced dental team is your best bet for the best emergency care. We make every effort to see emergency patients right away. If you need immediate care, call us at (337) 369-6587.

Charpentier Family Dentistry
Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 3:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
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