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Your Emergency Dentist in Lake Charles

If you have a dental emergency or severe tooth pain, you should see a dentist right at once. Same-day emergency care in Lake Charles can get you out of pain as soon as possible while keeping your smile intact.

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Our top priority as your emergency dentist in Lake Charles it is to eliminate the source of your pain. The sooner you can get to our office, the better. We encourage you to call us to let us know you’re on your way. Even if you are not a current patient of our practice or from the area, we will make time to arrange for prompt care or talk you through what to do next.

What to Expect

All dental emergencies are attended to as quickly as possible. First, we’ll take steps to relieve your pain, such as numbing the tooth, so that you feel comfortable enough to talk about possible treatments. Following that, we’ll evaluate the tooth to determine the degree of damage or infection. An X-ray or two may be required to assess everything going on. 

We’ll next go over the next best actions for addressing your dental emergency. A temporary filling, extraction, or medicine may be required.  Your therapy will be customized to meet both your present requirements and the long-term health of your smile. We’ll present the most appropriate options so that you can have a say in what comes next.

Emergency Dentistry in Lake Charles
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If You Break or Knock Out a Tooth

If you have a broken or avulsed tooth, you’ll need to act fast to prevent things from getting any worse. When possible, locate the missing portion of your tooth and place it in a container full of milk, saline, or tap water (with a pinch of salt added.) Contact solution works too. Then contact Renewed Family Dental to see us within the next hour or two.

Common Dental Emergencies in Lake Charles

The following are some of the most commonly encountered emergencies we address at our Lake Charles dentist office:


A bad toothache may be an indication of a serious condition. We recommend that you see our emergency dentist if your tooth pain is interfering with your normal everyday activities, such as eating or going to work.


Dental abscesses indicate that the nerve of your tooth is dying or has been injured. Although it may not seem to be painful, some abscessed teeth can cause considerable discomfort. If endodontic therapy is not performed, the infection can progress swiftly.

Broken or Chipped Teeth

Broken or chipped teeth can be exceedingly painful and require quick treatment to avoid pain, additional deterioration, and infection.

Tooth Avulsion

While a knocked-out tooth cannot always be preserved, our emergency dentistry team will do everything necessary to replace it. Typically, endodontic treatment or a splint is required.

Broken Fillings

When an old filling falls out, teeth are especially prone to fracture. Our emergency dentist can quickly replace the filling and save your tooth. Make sure not to chew on that side of your mouth until you see us for treatment.

Broken Crown or Bridge

Leaky margins on older restorations cause bacteria to sneak beneath the edges and work themselves between your restoration and the tooth below. This can eventually result in crowns or bridges becoming loose and falling off.


Because your mouth is so vascular, even little injuries can cause heavy bleeding. If the bleeding does not subside after applying pressure, you may need sutures or other medical treatment.

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Home Care for Toothaches

If you’re waiting for an appointment or your dental concern doesn’t appear to be very serious, here are some steps to follow:

  • To ease pain, take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory. Ibuprofen (Motrin) works best because it lowers swelling, which is the most common cause of toothaches.
  • To relieve inflammation and discomfort, alternate moist warm, and cool compresses on the side of your face.
  • Avoid eating meals that are hot, spicy, or have a chewy texture.
  • To remove any impacted food, thoroughly clean the area around your tooth, including flossing between the teeth and just under the gumlines.
  • To reduce inflammation and swelling, rinse with warm salt water every 30-60 minutes.

Have a Dental Emergency?

Renewed Family Dental provides same-day emergency dental care in Lake Charles. If you are in pain or have a broken tooth, please contact our dental office as soon as possible (even if it is after hours.) We’re always happy to help.

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