Nobody can plan for an emergency. Unfortunately, emergencies happen. Perhaps you experience an extreme toothache on the weekend, or a crown falls out. In case of emergency, we have staff members on call so we can provide the help you need.
When you call us over the weekend and indicate you have an emergency, a doctor is available to get you the care you need. If your emergency happens during our office hours we will do whatever we can to get you on our schedule, and out of pain. We don't want you to suffer!
Emergencies tend to happen at the most inconvenient times. Especially tooth pain, which seems to happen when we least expect it, such as when you're heading out of town for vacation, on your way to a special event, or trying to get through your work day. Don't worry! The experts at Atlanta Dental Spa are here to provide you with quality emergency dental care.
- We will assess your level of pain, and how long you've been in pain.
- Then we'll get you scheduled for an appointment with our highly qualified team.
- We will take an x-ray of the area in pain and one of our gentle dentists will perform an exam to diagnose the source of the problem.
Tooth pain can mean many different things. Teeth needing root canals or extractions often cause a lot of pain, but just because your tooth hurts doesn't mean a root canal or extraction is necessary.
If it is determined that one of these services is necessary, we have a dentist on staff that specializes in root canals
We will get you scheduled for an appointment and assess what we can do to control your discomfort prior to your visit with our specialized dentists. If you need a filling
we can typically start treatment the same day! If your pain is due to infection or other unforeseen circumstance for which we cannot complete in the same day, we will appoint you for another day that fits your busy schedule. At this time your expert dentist will assess what is necessary to curb your discomfort until we are able to complete treatment.
Sometimes patients have dental emergencies, yet have no pain. This can mean that you have:
- Chipped a tooth
- Lost a filling
- Lost a crown
- A mouth sore, etc.
If this is the case, we still want to see you as soon as possible. At times, these happenings can start out pain free but then get to a painful level very quickly. We never want our patients to be in pain, especially if it is preventable by having services completed prior to the onset of any pain. Occasionally, we can re-cement a crown for you as long as the crown still fits and the tooth structure underneath is healthy. This can be done without numbing or drilling! It is important to note that leaving these minor emergencies untreated can result in a bigger problem. We always recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible if you chip a tooth or lose a restoration.
Advice for Pre-Visit Pain Control