Your dental health is important, and our patients’ safety is our top priority. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all CDC guidelines very closely.
A throbbing toothache will have you asking, “How can I find an emergency dental office near me?” Knowing whom to call will ease your fears and urgent dental care could possibly save your tooth. Ignoring dental emergencies can lead to needing more expensive and more complex dental treatment in the future.
Where Can I Find Emergency Dental Care Near Me?
Our dentists can provide emergency dental care during regular office hours. Please call us during office hours and we will see you as soon as possible. You can expect emergency dentists in Atlanta to diagnose your problem and provide treatment. If you have severe dental trauma, severe bleeding or any other problem that needs immediate treatment, go to the nearest ER or call 911.
What Are Typical Emergency Dental Services?
Emergency dentists in Atlanta treat painful toothaches, accidental injuries, and any dental issues that would become worse without prompt treatment. Examples of the types of cases that our emergency dentists treat include:
- Repairing cracked or chipped teeth
- Emergency extractions
- Restoring lost fillings
- Managing wisdom teeth pain
- Treating infections
- Managing severe oral pain
When Should I Seek Emergency Dental Care?
If you are not sure if your problem is an emergency, call our office for advice. We will let you know if you need an emergency appointment. Here are the common issues our dentist can treat during normal office hours. If you need emergency dentists for a severe injury, please contact your local hospital.
Broken or Fractured Teeth
It’s important to have emergency dentists treat a broken or fractured tooth to avoid further damage. You can put dental wax over any sharp edge until our dentist sees you.
If you have a knocked out teeth, it is possible to save the tooth if you put it back in the socket after rinsing it off and call an emergency dental office. If you cannot get the tooth in the socket, bring it with you to your appointment in a glass of milk.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
Severe toothaches or pressure can indicate that you have decay, a cracked tooth, or an infection. Call our office if you can see a regular dentist during normal office hours and not emergency dentists. We can diagnose the problem and let you know what can be done to stop the pain and to keep it from returning.
Tooth sensitivity that comes on all at once is a dental emergency. You may have fractured your tooth.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Dental decay, or a cavity, is extremely painful once the decay reaches the tooth’s pulp. Call our office to make an appointment for urgent dental care.
An abscessed tooth needs emergency dental care to stop the pain, save the tooth, and to keep the infection from spreading.
Lost or Loose Fillings
Lost or loose fillings may not seem like an emergency, however, it is important to fill the cavity so decay-causing bacteria does not accumulate in the space. Try putting a piece of sugarless gum in the cavity until we can see you.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
You should consider a lost or broken crown a dental emergency because the tooth underneath is vulnerable to decay or breaking without protection from a crown.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
Orthodontic pain or injuries, such as cuts from a protruding wire, are common with metal braces. Our dentist can stabilize your braces and relieve any pain you are experiencing.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
If tooth enamel worn by teeth grinding has become an emergency, one of our dentists can provide you with a custom mouth guard to stop the harmful effects of bruxism. Once the enamel is worn, teeth can become very sensitive. This problem does not usually require the care of emergency dentists.
If you have both a toothache and sinus pressure, let one of our dentists check to see if you have impacted wisdom teeth or a dental infection.
What Should I Do If I Know My Problem Is More Critical?
If you have any of these symptoms, go to an urgent care clinic, an emergency room, call 911 or call your oral surgeon or emergency dentists:
- Severe bleeding
- An inability to swallow
- Swelling that is making breathing difficult
- Traumatic injuries to your teeth, tongue or jaw
The above conditions need immediate medical attention. For 24hr dental care, have someone drive you to the ER or call 911. If you have a minor emergency that can wait until a dentist can see you during office hours, call when we are in the office. We will schedule an appointment for you as soon as we can.
How Much Is Emergency Dental Care Near Me?
Your cost for emergency dental care depends on the type of treatment that you have. We understand that your emergency tooth care is an unplanned expense, so we can work out a financing arrangement if necessary. Normally, emergency dental offices also accept major credit cards and many dental insurance plans. Call our office to learn more about your payment options.
We suggest that our uninsured patients look into the DentRite® discount dental plan. An individual can save money on preventative, restorative, and even cosmetic procedures. You can add family members for only a slight increase in your annual fee. Besides being able to use your savings at our office, you can use the plan at hundreds of dentist offices in 13 states. If you are traveling and have an emergency, you can see a participating dentist without ruining your budget.
Where Can I Find an Affordable Emergency Dental Office Near Me for 24hr Care?
If you need immediate after hours care, call 911, visit emergency dentists, or go to the nearest hospital. It will cost more to visit an ER as opposed to a dental office; however, certain dental problems, such as jaw trauma, need immediate medical attention. If you can wait for emergency dental services during our normal office hours, call our office and we will get you in to see one of our dentists as soon as we can.