If you have a severe toothache or have experienced oral trauma, we are here to help! At Lamar Dental, we know how important it is to get treatment as soon as possible when a dental emergency occurs. Luckily, we offer emergency dental services for new and existing patients. Catering to adults and children of all ages, we are a full-service emergency dentist in Hattiesburg.
Typically, emergency treatments are meant to immediately solve the issue and alleviate painful symptoms from infections or accidents, but sometimes require a unique approach depending on the situation. Our goal for emergency care is always to treat the problem, preserve the natural tooth, and avoid the need for tooth extraction.
Types of Dental Emergencies
Without the help of experienced professionals, it’s not always easy to determine if something is considered a “dental emergency.” Although every situation is different, it’s important to reach out for emergency dental care if you’re experiencing any of the following:
- Tooth Trauma/Injury: Physical injuries can present structural issues to teeth, jaws and overall oral health depending on the location and severity of the injury. If the injury is more serious, we may even refer you to the hospital or an oral surgeon.
- Severe Toothache: A sudden and severe toothache can signify an infection (or abscess) and will not go away on its own. It may require the extraction of a given tooth. The longer you leave an infection untreated, the more likely it is to impact surrounding teeth and gums.
- Broken Braces: When a wire or bracket is broken or out of place, it can negatively affect the progress of your treatment. Not to mention, it becomes extremely uncomfortable and may hurt your gums and cheeks.
- Cracked Tooth or Restoration: If you notice a crack in your tooth or tooth restoration, such as a crown or filling, it’s important to get this fixed as soon as possible. If left untreated, it can quickly lead to an infection and make the situation much worse.
Same Day Dental Appointments
While the timing may vary when it comes to walk-in emergency dentist availability, we do our absolute best to accommodate emergency patients on the same day you call. We’re proud to be one of the few walk-in emergency dentists in the area and take pride in our ability to make our customers happy, no matter how urgent the matter may be. Make sure you reach out as soon as our office opens!
Why Choose Lamar Dental?
We know how painful and inconvenient a dental emergency can be, which is why we do all we can to serve our patients as soon as possible. As an experienced emergency dentist, we’re fantastic when treating children and making their experience seamless.
At Lamar Dental, you’re more than just another patient. We even offer an emergency visit with each of our membership plans to provide our dedicated customers with budget-friendly, urgent dental care. To speak to one of our team members immediately, call 601-402-7986 or book an appointment online today!