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Prompt Emergency Dentistry to Resolve Sudden Issues

Many patients have sudden dental issues that cannot wait to receive professional treatment, such as abscesses, lost fillings or crowns, and sudden or chronic tooth pain. Connell Family Dentistry is available to help you with emergency dentistry at our New Orleans and Gretna, LA offices. Our staff will schedule an appointment for you as soon as we can bring you in and work quickly to relieve your pain and resolve your dental damage.

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How Connell Family Dentistry Can Help

At Connell Family Dentistry, we specialize in comprehensive treatment options for patients of all ages. Dental emergencies can affect your teeth, gums, and other oral tissue. We have extensive training and experience performing emergency dentistry, paired with state-of-the-art industry technology ad gentle hands.

Types of Emergency Treatments & Services

Our dental offices are ready to resolve a wide array of sudden dental emergencies, including toothaches, knocked-out teeth, and painful infections. We’ve described what you can do if you experience any of the following issues:

Lost Fillings

You can place a piece of sugarless gum or over-the-counter dental cement into your cavity and make an appointment with us as soon as possible.

Tooth Abscesses

Abscesses are serious infections that can damage surrounding teeth and tissue and spread to other body parts. If you have a painful, pimple-like swelling on your gum, come see us as soon as possible.


Injuries in your gums, cheek, tongue, and other soft tissues can cause bleeding. Rinse your mouth with a mild saltwater solution and apply a moist tea bag or piece of gauze to the bleeding site with pressure for 15 to 20 minutes. Place a cold compress outside your cheek or mouth for five to 10 minutes to relieve pain and control.

Chipped or Cracked Teeth

Save any broken-off pieces and rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply gauze for 10 minutes to any bleeding areas and put a cold compress over your cheek, lip, or mouth near the chipped or broken tooth.


Use warm water to rinse your mouth and remove lodged food with dental floss. Apply a cold compress to your cheek or mouth if you have any swelling.

Tooth Avulsions or Knocked-Out Teeth

Retrieve the knocked-out tooth, hold it by its crown, and rinse the root with water to remove any dirt. Try to put the tooth back in place, but never try to force it. You can also place the tooth in a small container of milk or a solution of water with a pinch of table salt. See a dentist immediately to have the best chance to save the tooth.

Lost Dental Crowns

If you lose a dental crown, schedule an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible and bring the crown. You can try to slip the crown back over your tooth, but first coat the crown’s inner surface with over-the-counter dental cement, a denture adhesive, or toothpaste.

Serving Patients in New Orleans & Gretna, LA

Dental pain and damage will only worsen over time and cause more issues, so you should never try to ignore a dental emergency. Connell Family Dentistry covers your sudden problems with prompt and caring emergency dentistry.

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