Buckhead Dental Care
Amy Mandalia, DDS
Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
Abscessed teeth, a broken tooth, or a bleeding mouth wound are all reasons to seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist. If you live in or near Atlanta, visit Buckhead Dental Care. Amy Mandalia, DDS, is here to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you or a family member are facing a dental emergency, call the office or book an appointment online.
Emergency Dentist Q & A
What do emergency dentists do?
Emergency dentists treat mouth and dental injuries that require immediate attention. Most dental emergencies are situations in which you might lose a broken or knocked-out tooth for good. Visiting Buckhead Dental Care as soon as you can after your injury, preferably within 30 minutes, could mean the difference between saving and losing your injured tooth.
Is it a dental emergency?
Whenever you are concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care. Common dental emergency situations include:
- Knocked-out teeth
- A loose permanent tooth
- Severe tooth or mouth pain
- Bleeding inside your mouth from your gums, cheeks, or tongue
- An injury to your face or mouth
- Uncomfortable swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
- A severely broken or cracked tooth
- A cut or tear on your lips
You may not be dealing with a dental emergency if you chip a tooth but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely. With that said, don't hesitate to speak with Dr. Mandalia. She'll explain how to handle your tooth until you can visit the office.
What should I do when my tooth is knocked-out?
A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. Put off going to Dr. Mandalia and there's a chance you'll lose the tooth. In this situation, clean both the injured tooth and inside your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.
As you rinse the tooth, hold it by the top part (the crown). If it's possible, place the tooth back in your mouth and into the gum where it was knocked out. Try to gently bite down to keep your tooth in place until you can get to Buckhead Dental Care. Call the office right away, or have someone call for you who can explain the situation.
If you are unable to place the tooth back into its socket, put your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you get to the dental office. When you're facing a dental emergency, call Buckhead Dental Care for expert assistance.