Emergency Dental Services
At Arrow Dental Center in Monroe, LA, we are your one-stop dental office, meeting all of your family’s needs to achieve healthy smiles. We pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with the latest industry advancements, including the newest digital equipment. Using these tools and technology, our doctors create crowns and bridges to help patients whose smiles have endured cavities, infection, or trauma. We help restore your dental health, creating smiles that are strong, functional and beautiful.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
A crown is generally placed to protect an area in the mouth. If broken, replace the crown with temporary dental repair paste until you make an appointment. Similarly, if you lose a filling, the same temporary material can fill the tooth to prevent decay. Both of these require an appointment to be repaired but are not considered emergencies.
Post our telephone number (318) 361-0381 where it can be easily found. Add it to your other emergency numbers for doctors, etc. Remember! We are open on Saturdays for emergencies!
Still Not Sure?
- Severe pain
- Loose teeth
- Trauma (hit in the face or mouth)
- Face/mouth swelling
- Swelling, bulging tissue, “knots” on your gums
If you are dealing with any of these things, you may need emergency dentistry.
- Broken or Cracked Tooth
- Trauma and Lost Tooth
- Bitten Tongue, Lip, or Inner Cheek
- Facial Trauma
Mild toothaches may be relieved by flossing, rinsing with warm water, or simply brushing. Gum swelling, fever, or other signs of illness accompanying severe tooth pain may indicate a serious medical condition. Call our office right away. If the office is closed, please listen carefully for emergency instructions.
Broken or Cracked Tooth
Even without pain, a broken or cracked tooth can lead to complicated issues. Rinse carefully with warm water and apply a cold pack to decrease swelling. Call us to evaluate the tooth. During office hours, including Saturdays, we will see you on the day you call.
Trauma and Lost Tooth
In cases where a tooth has been knocked out, save the tooth safely. Rinse it in warm water — do not scrub — and attempt to replace the tooth in the gum. If you can’t, put the tooth in a container with milk to preserve it and call us ASAP. You’ll be asked to bring the tooth with you to your appointment.
Bitten Tongue, Lip, or Inner Cheek
Generally, these are minor issues, but if the area won’t stop bleeding, call us and be prepared to go to a hospital emergency department.
Facial trauma, including potentially broken cheekbone or jaw, require immediate care. Apply cold compresses and go the nearest emergency room.
When in doubt, give us a call at (318) 361-0381. Our Saturday hours provide additional time for emergency dental visits on the weekend! Contact us today with any questions!
ARROW DENTAL CENTER
1561 Bienville Dr
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: (318) 361-0381
Mon: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM