Emergency Dentist in Stone Mountain
A dental emergency should never be ignored or delayed. Injuries or infections of the tooth or gums can be profoundly serious emergencies and should be addressed by a dentist. Our Emergency Dentists in Stone Mountain Georgia are experienced in addressing most dental emergencies including emergency dental crowns, root canals, tooth extractions, cavities, fillings, denture repair, and dental implants.
Our Stone Mountain Dental office is located at 5462 Memorial Drive, Suite 103 Stone Mountain, GA 30083 and staffed by emergency dentists ready to treat you. Please call us at (770) 469-1331 to make an emergency appointment.
Should I visit the Emergency Dentist or Hospital Emergency Room?
While the physicians at the emergency room are skilled at treating medical emergencies, they are not familiar with emergency dental care. ER doctors can triage any problem that you have by helping to stop the bleeding, or providing pain relievers but they will not be able to repair or restore a damaged tooth.
This is why you need to visit an emergency dentist instead. Remember that even if you go to the emergency room, you will still likely need to visit the emergency dentist. Visit us Atlanta Dental Team of Stone Mountain for emergency dental care instead to save yourself the extra pain, time and money.
Stone Mountain Georgia Dental Emergencies
The Stone Mountain dentists at Atlanta Dental Team provide emergency dentistry for patients experiencing a dental emergency. Here are a few suggestions for at home dental care:
Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. Under no circumstances should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended. Please contact us for an appointment if the pain persists for more than a day.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek
Ice can be applied to any bruised area. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.
Broken Tooth or Cracked Tooth
Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments. Seek immediate dental care by calling our Stone Mountain Emergency Dentist immediately at (770) 469-1331.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or water. Because time is essential, call our Stone Mountain Emergency Dentist immediately at (770) 469-1331.
Possible Broken Jaw
In the event of jaw injury, tie your mouth closed with a towel, tie, or handkerchief. This is a medical emergency and not a dental emergency. Go immediately to the hospital emergency room or call 9-1-1.
Cold or Canker Sores
Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, call us at (770) 469-1331.
Emergency Dental Crowns
We handle emergency dental crowns every week and can treat your emergency immediately. Call our Stone Mountain Emergency Dentist at (770) 469-1331.