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Emergency Dentist

Life happens, and emergencies don’t always occur within business hours. Dr. Kerst and Dr. Caskey are emergency dentists who treat patients with a range of dental emergencies. Whether you have a broken tooth, a cavity, or dental trauma, we do our best to ensure you receive treatment as soon as possible. 

Dental Emergencies

Kerst & Caskey Family Dentistry provides same-day emergency dentistry as well as routine dental care for Shreveport and surrounding areas. Good dental health is essential for a positive, healthy life. When we conduct a dental exam, we provide an overall oral health evaluation. 

If you need help, contact our office immediately at (318) 865-1600. 

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is a situation that poses an immediate threat to your oral health, including your teeth and gums. Often, these emergencies are the result of an impact to the mouth. However, an infection can also result in an emergency. 

Dental emergencies require quick attention and treatment. To ensure the best possible outcome, seek immediate evaluation from a professional. If you have severe pain, an infection, or continued bleeding, an emergency dentist can offer relief. 

Examples of emergencies include: 

  • Bacterial infection with swelling that may compromise your breathing
  • Uncontrolled bleeding 
  • Trauma involving the jaw or facial bones that may compromise breathing

What Is Urgent Dental Care?

Urgent dental care helps to manage conditions that require further medical attention. The goal is to relieve pain, reduce the risk of infection, and alleviate the burden of emergency rooms. Dental conditions that can be treated without less invasive procedures include: 

  • Severe toothache
  • Significant sensitivity in the teeth and gums
  • Sore, swollen gums
  • Knocked out tooth / teeth
  • Infections
  • Cracked or chipped teeth 
  • Jaw pain 
  • Tooth fractures

How Our Emergency Dentists Can Help

One of our core values at Kerst & Caskey Family Dentistry is to treat our patients like family. We do everything we can to provide relief from pain and infection. Our dentists understand that emergencies can occur at any hour. 

We offer emergency dental services, to help you and your family when you need it most. Our office will schedule an appointment as soon as possible to provide prompt treatment. Prompt care is essential in treating dental trauma. 

If you have an emergency, contact our office immediately. When you come to us for dental care, expect a gentle, compassionate approach from our emergency dentists. We understand that you are in pain and worried about your health. That’s why we treat everyone who visits us like a member of our family.