Accidents happen to everyone – and they typically do not happen at convenient times. Dental emergencies are no different. Any time there is injury to the teeth or gums it can be a potentially serious situation, and people should go to the dentist as soon as possible. Ignoring an oral injury can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the likelihood for extensive (and expensive) dental treatment later on. At Pure Dental Health in Buckhead, we understand that all dental emergencies need prompt treatment. That is why we offer same day dental appointments and extended hours during the week and on Saturday. Please do not ignore any type of pain in your mouth; doing so only makes things more difficult for you and your dentist.
Toothaches often indicate decay, infection, or abscess is present. It is important to have any sort of toothache examined by a dentist for prompt treatment so that the cause does not spread to other teeth. Chipped or broken teeth are extremely common in children and adults. Whether they are chipped during a sporting activity or broken by biting down on a hard substance, chipped teeth require quick treatment in order to repair the tooth the most effectively. A tooth that has been completely knocked out of the mouth is considered to be the highest dental emergency. There is a very short span of time where the tooth can be reset in the mouth so that it has a chance of reattaching itself. One must retrieve the knocked out tooth, holding it by the crown, rinse it off with water, and then try to put the tooth back in place. If it will not go back in place, put the tooth in a cup with saliva or milk. It is essential that a dental professional address this situation immediately.
There are many other dental emergencies (e.g. lost filling, lost crown, broken braces, etc.) that can occur at inopportune times. It is important to never ignore a dental emergency because of the impact that it can have on the entire mouth. Whether you have a dental emergency that needs attention or you are looking for a practice to trust with your dental care needs, Pure Dental Health is the name to trust in Buckhead. Call today for the next available appointment.
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