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Dental Emergency? Let Us Help

At our Dentist Office in LaGrange KY we’re always ready for your dental emergency, even if you aren’t. No matter what the cause or when it happens, we want you to know that you can contact us immediately – day or night. We pride ourselves on 24/7 access. We’ll do our best to accommodate your needs as soon as possible. If it’s pain or a broken tooth, we’ll be prepared to put your mind at ease and put a smile back on your face.

What To Do in a Dental Emergency

If you are in pain, have an injured tooth, have lost a tooth or have a loose or missing filling or dental restoration you should call us for an emergency appointment at our Dentist Office in LaGrange KY. We want to help alleviate your discomfort and correct the problem as gently and promptly as possible.

Call us immediately. Please do not use the online form if you have an emergency. If it is during business hours, we will make every effort to work you into that day's schedule. After business hours or on the weekend, call the number listed on the answering machine and the doctor will advise you on what to do until you can be seen at the office; for best results, you should then follow all doctor's instructions.

Traumatic dental root injuries can occur in facial accidents or sports-related injuries.

Seek dental treatment immediately!

Chipped and dislodged teeth account for the majority of all dental injuries. When a tooth's root is injured, it can become infected and die resulting in the loss of the tooth and greater complication from infection.

A dental injury, even apparently mild, requires immediate examination. Only proper assessment thorough a dental exam can detect and save a damaged tooth. Early treatment can often save injured teeth. If you have a cracked or injured tooth, seek immediate endodontic treatment!

Dislodged Tooth

An attached, but dislodged tooth may be pushed sideways, impacted into the socket or or partially pulled out of the socket. Dr. Visanescu can reposition and stabilize the tooth. Depending on the age of the patient and the extent of injury, a tooth may be fully saved, or it may require root canal treatment.

If a permanent tooth has been dislodged, root canal treatment is usually needed and should begin within a few days of the injury.

The teeth in children between the ages of seven and twelve years old are still developing.  Dr. Visanescu can repair some damage from injury, with proper initial care and root canal treatment may be avoidable.

Knocked-out Tooth

When a tooth has been knocked out of the mouth, must be quickly and properly replaced, if it is to be saved. Proper emergency safeguards and immediate treatment are essential to save the tooth and time is critical.

Handle the tooth very gently, avoid touching the root surface.

Clean a dirty tooth with water only, or milk.

Replace the tooth into the socket if possible. If not, place the tooth in a clean plastic bag and keep it moist.

Contact Dr. Visanescu for emergency endodontic care.

Dr. Visanescu will carefully evaluate the damage to the tooth, replace it back into its socket, and examine you for other dental and facial injuries. She will place a stabilizing splint which will remain for a few weeks. Depending on the patient's age and the stage of root development, root canal treatment may be required.

Dr. Janet Visanescu, DMD
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
120 E Adams St Ste 1
La Grange, KY 40031
(502) 222-7874
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