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Pure Dental Health offers Same Day Treatment for dental emergencies. A dental emergency is typically very painful and needs immediate treatment.

Dental pain can range from mild to severe. As soon as you begin to notice symptoms it is important to schedule your dental appointment. Waiting will only make matters worse, more painful, and possibly more expensive.

Regardless of your stage of life, tooth pain can be disruptive. A sudden toothache can cause you to miss work or school as well as threaten your ability to eat and sleep comfortably.

  • Same Day Treatment
  • Pure Dental Health advantage
  • Common Questions and Answers
  • What we treat
  • Causes of tooth pain
  • Types of Sedation Used in Dentistry
  • Treatment Options to relieve tooth pain

Same Day Treatment

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What you need to know

We are committed to helping you the same day whenever possible, but want to set the right expectations up front.

Many times sedation is required to elevate pain comfortably.

Same day sedation may be possible IF:
  • You come with a responsible driver to drive you home
  • You have not eaten or drank anything 6 hours prior to appointment (including water)
  • Stable Medical Condition (eg: high blood pressure, diabetes, uncontrolled bleeding, and pregnancy may exclude you from sedation without your doctors medical clearance)
  • Some procedures (such as complicated extractions) always require sedation.

Schedule and come in as soon as you can
Because others also have emergencies, our general time scheduling rule is first-come, first-serve. And most of the time, we can see you relatively soon. But there are times, based upon working you into an already full schedule, when you may have to wait a while.

Our emergency guarantee is that if you arrive before noon, we will provide same-day dental care. That said, there are situations where you won’t be able to get to the office by noon. In that case, we will still strive to meet and treat you same day (we just can’t guarantee it, particularly if you show up past 4pm). We have even had examples where patients have come in late on a Friday night (when we are the only office that is open), and in many of those cases were able to provide complete care that night. But there are times that patients have had to wait many hours. If you come in late in the afternoon, please be understanding that there are limitations to accomplishing this goal. At the very least, we should be able to take an Xray and and give you pain medication and antibiotics if needed. We do not, however, prescribe narcotics without a financial commitment towards recommended treatment. The best course of action is to call in to our front desk and ask about the day’s schedule.

Most dental offices DO NOT offer same-day, emergency services (due to scheduling, logistical challenges, and services offered).


Your specific health
Your dental condition and appropriate treatment will also determine whether we’ll be able to help the same day. Some procedures require a surgeon. If a surgeon is not here that day, then you’ll need to get antibiotics and prescriptions and come back on a day the surgeon is available. Patients with complicated medical history like uncontrolled blood pressure or diabetes may require a medical release and can’t be treated the same day. Also, patients requiring lab work from procedures such as dentures or partials will not be able to be treated on the same day as lab work will need to be sent away.

What we can’t do on the same day?
Any procedures outside of our ability to treat at that time. While all of our doctors have general dentistry training (which can treat most urgent cases), doctors have different skill levels. Some of our providers are trained for extremely complex dental surgery. However, those doctors are not always readily available at the office. Also, while we’re able to start some procedures on the same day, they may take multiple appointments to finish. For example, implants typically involve multiple steps.

Then there’s sedation. In order to be sedated you cannot have food or drink 6 hours prior to your appointment and you must have a ride arranged. If you are fearful, nervous, or require more advanced dental surgery (like wisdom teeth removal), then you most likely require sedation.

So if you hope to have same-day dentistry performed under sedation, then you need to arrive as early as possible (ideally before 12), on an empty stomach (no food or water beforehand as the sedation may cause you to throw up), and with a ride ready. Also, make sure a dentist trained in IV sedation is available in that day by calling our office.


Schedulers Can Not Guarantee Anything Over the Phone

We do need to see you to be able to provide a diagnosis and determine your treatment options. Phone schedulers can not tell you anything for sure over the phone.

We look forward to serving you! Call (404) 842-7200
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Pure Dental Health Advantage

At Pure Dental Health, we offer effective relief for tooth pain. It is not always easy to pinpoint the cause of your dental pain on your own. Our practice is equipped with a skilled dental team and cutting-edge dental technology so that your tooth pain is diagnosed and treated accurately. If your mouth is signaling any type of pain, it is important to seek general dental treatment promptly.
  • IV Sedation Dentistry: only 4% of dentist provide this service
  • Same Day Dental Treatment: many office reschedule you
  • Treatment completed in one location
  • CT Scans: this machine takes a 3D image of the tooth and allows the dentist to see the tooth in 3D.>>Expand>> Traditional dental x rays and panoramic x rays only show 2D images. CT Scans are used to more accurately diagnose & treat root canals, cracked teeth, infections, and place dental implants. (Include image of CT Scanner)
  • Same Day Crowns
  • Sedation Anesthesia: Great if you are anxious, fearful, experiencing a lot of pain, have difficult treatment, or simply want a more comfortable dental experience.

Common questions about tooth pain (FAQ)

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Urgent Dental Care Treatment to relieve tooth pain

Causes of Tooth Pain

  • Tooth decay
  • Abscess
  • Cracked tooth
  • Impacted Wisdom tooth
  • Gum disease / sore or bleeding gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Recession
  • Bone Infection
  • Filling or restoration that needs adjustment
  • And many other urgent matters
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What to expect with Pure Dental Health

When you call to schedule your appointment let the scheduler know you have an urgent matter and in most cases we can get you on the same day. This means you will get in today, get an x-ray and diagnosis from the dentist, and in many cases we can complete the treatment the same day. There are things you should know if you expect same day treatment. Read above for full details on same day dental treatment.
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Pure Dental Health is open

We accept most major dental insurance, and offer same day-appointments. We’ve taken extended measures to make your dental appointment as convenient and enjoyable as possible. If you are experiencing dental pain or you are suffering from a dental trauma, call or use our scheduler form to schedule your appointment now! If you are in need of top-notch emergency dental care, then call or schedule with Pure Dental Health…the top emergency dental care office in Atlanta.

Finances and Insurance

We offer flexible payment plans. Two are available through our office and two are offered through popular financing companies:

We currently accept all of, but not limited to, the following PPO insurance plans:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield P.O.
  • United Concordia
  • Cigna Radius
  • MetLife
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • Aetna PPO
  • Guardian
  • Cigna Core
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare

Our Doctors

Dr. Justin Scott

Dr. Justin ScottOwner / Dentist

IV Sedation Certified

Dr Choxi

Dr. Tarang ChoxiDMD

Dr. Nguyen

Dr. David Nguyen

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Convenient Location with Extended hours

You can call us from 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, to schedule an appointment.

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