A dentist and founder of Swollfest, a nonprofit fishing rodeo that fundraises for charity, Nick Rauber, DDS provides quality treatment to people impacted by dental emergencies and other oral health issues at his Baton Rouge, Louisiana, based private office. Dr. Nicholas Rauber, an alumni of the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry (LSUSD), sits on the LSUSD Curriculum and Admission Committees.
In the event of a dental emergency, patients should seek immediate care from a provider like Dr. Nick Rauber. Dental emergences include the kind of serious traumas to teeth and gum tissues that occur during physical accidents. For example, the loss of a tooth due to a fall would constitute a dental emergency necessitating immediate care, in that lost teeth have the best chance of being successfully reinserted within 60 minutes of the initial loss.
Lost teeth and trauma are not the only dental emergencies, however. Sometimes, infection sets in and progresses to a dangerous extent. Called an abscess, such infection can spread from teeth into the surrounding tissue and, if not treated, can spread throughout the body.
An abscess may present as swelling in the gums caused by pus. Patients with abscess symptoms should see their dentists as soon as possible.
Dr. Nicholas Rauber is an experienced dentist who graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Nick Rauber, DDS conducts flap surgeries and other procedures at the Aesthetic Dentistry Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is skilled in treating patients with gum disease.
When a patient has gum disease, it means that bacteria has grown over and under the gums, damaging the tissue. Mild gum disease is called gingivitis, but as it progresses, it becomes periodontitis, then progresses to advanced periodontitis. If left untreated, gum disease can do serious damage to teeth and even to the jawbone.
Dentists may suggest the flap surgery procedure to help address periodontitis. The procedure involves carefully separating the gums and folding them away from the teeth, permitting dentists to remove colonies of bacteria that have grown there and formed harmful plaque and tartar.
Moreover, in the event the infection has damaged bone, dentists may set about repairing and reshaping the bone so as to avoid future infection.
Nicholas “Nick” Rauber, DDS, is a partner at Aesthetic Dentistry Group and an active community contributor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When he was just 17 years old, Dr. Nick Rauber started a small, eight-person festival called Swollfest that has grown to an annual event with over 600 participants and is now recognized as one of the biggest donors to the American Diabetes Association in the area.
Swollfest is a fishing competition, or rodeo, that started with a group of high school boys competing to catch the “swollest” fish, which is a word that comes from slang for a person who gets “swoll” or “swollen” from working out at the gym. Today, thousands of people come down for the event, which raises funds for several organizations including Cancer Services and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Several awards can be won at the event for individuals and teams fishing offshore, inshore, or in a kayak. The award for the biggest fish is called, of course, “Overall Swollest Fish.”
A partner at the Aesthetic Dentistry Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nicholas “Nick” Rauber, DDS, graduated from Louisiana State University. When he was a teenager, Dr. Nick Rauber founded the Swollfest Fishing Rodeo, the proceeds of which benefit a number of charities, including the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Founded 75 years ago, the American Diabetes Association is committed to providing advocacy, information, services, and research funding to help people affected by type 1 and type 2 diabetes. With information resource programs and advocacy work impacting millions of people every year, the association continually looks for ways to improve lives in the future by funding and leading innovation in diabetes research.
Since 1952, it has helped fund almost 4,500 projects with over $700 million, including investigator-led research, training, and collaborative projects focused on a single aspect of the disease. Some of its recent research breakthroughs include a smart insulin patch capable of monitoring blood sugar and releasing insulin as needed, an artificial pancreas to treat issues related to low blood glucose, and exploration of the link between heart disease and diabetes. The ADA also supports doctors by providing clinical practice guidelines, patient education materials, journals, and books.