Any time family gets together for special holiday foods, spur-of-the-moment football games in the backyard, or seasonal activities such as ice skating, we see an uptick in dental emergencies. Here are some of the most common:
Toothaches — Whether it’s throbbing aches or a sharp jolt, the pain can catch you out of nowhere. Anti-inflammatories offer temporary relief since most pain is due to swelling. But the only way to prevent recurring flare-ups is to have your tooth evaluated and a small X-ray taken to see what’s going on inside of it.
Abscessed Teeth — Severe pain, a foul taste, or swelling on your gums next to the tooth could indicate an abscessed tooth. Abscesses can appear out of nowhere, but they’re often the result of ongoing, untreated tooth decay. Fortunately, a gentle endodontic procedure can help you avoid an emergency extraction.
Crown or Filling Falling Out — Have aging dental fillings or leaky crowns? If they haven’t been updated all it takes is eating something too sticky or hard to dislodge them. Whatever you do, do not tempt to glue it back on your own; it could lead to even more damage.
Broken, Chipped, and Knocked-out Teeth — A slip on an ice rink, elbow to the mouth during backyard football, or munching down on something you weren’t supposed to eat…can split your tooth in an instant. Save the tooth fragment and get to our office within the next hour.
Atlanta Emergency Dentist
Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta provides rapid emergency dental care for new and existing patients alike. If you’re in pain or have a broken tooth, contact us immediately. We’ll do everything possible to get you in on the same day.