A dental emergency can strike anywhere at any time. Whether it’s the result of long-term poor oral health, or a sudden trauma to the face, you’re going to need quality care from an emergency dentist as soon as possible. That’s where the highly qualified team of Dentistry at Suwanee can help you. Our team of three skilled dentists are specially trained in emergency care, whether it’s simply filling a painful cavity or replacing your tooth altogether. If you suffering through a dental emergency and want to get out of pain fast, just give us a call and we’ll help you as soon as possible!
There are two kinds of dental emergencies: sudden accidents or injuries, and long-term infections that result in toothaches and are typically the result of poor oral hygiene. At Dentistry of Suwanee, we are more than prepared to help with both. While you should definitely call us as soon as your emergency becomes apparent, here are some tips to help you deal with your situation until you can reach our office.
Because of the variety of services that may be necessary, the cost of treating your dental emergency may vary greatly from person to person. For example, a toothache might be treated by a simple round of antibiotics, while a broken or knocked-out tooth may need to be replaced with a dental implant. For this reason, it’s difficult to estimate just how much you’ll end up paying unless you come in for an appointment.
While dental emergencies can unfortunately never be 100% prevented, there are some steps you can take to minimize their likelihood of occurring, such as:
No one ever expects a dental emergency to happen to them, but when it does, they often want answers to many urgent questions. At Dentistry at Suwanee, we aim to provide you with those answers as soon as possible. That’s why we’ve included a handful of the most common ones we hear below. While we do our best to be as thorough as we can, you’re also encouraged to give us a call directly if your question is not listed or you believe you’re having a dental emergency and need assistance.
Most of the time, a toothache that appears will not go away without professional intervention. This is why it’s always best to give us a call directly to schedule a checkup. After all, you’ll want to make sure that nothing is wrong and find a potential cause for the toothache in the process. It’s also the most effective way to prevent your toothache from becoming worse and other problems from developing, such as cavities or dental infections.
More often than not, an emergency room doesn’t have the ability to treat dental emergencies because they don’t have a dentist onsite to help you. This means if someone at the ER performs a treatment they are not licensed to provide, they would effectively be breaking the law. More than likely, you’ll be given some painkillers, a cold compress, and be told to go to the dentist. However, if you believe your jaw is broken, you can’t stop oral bleeding, or you are struggling to breathe due to a dental infection, go to the emergency room first.
If a baby tooth comes out, we ask that you do not try to put it back into your child’s open socket. In the event it comes out too soon, you’ll want to get in touch with our office right away so we can schedule an exam and confirm no other damage to your child’s mouth has occurred. When baby teeth come out before they are ready, permanent teeth can erupt prematurely. If they are bleeding and it does not appear to be stopping or you fear their jaw is broken, get to the emergency room before coming to our office.
Dentures that are completely broken in half are not able to be fixed by anyone other than a dental professional. Most of the time, the denture will need to be replaced. If you received the denture from our office, give us a call right away so we can schedule you for a replacement. In the meantime, use a spare denture if you have one. However, this should not become your regular denture by any means.
Emergency exams are not relatively expensive, but since treatments associated with emergency dentistry (i.e. tooth extractions, root canal therapy, dental crowns, etc.) are not considered preventive in nature, they generally cost more. Of course, you shouldn’t let that deter you from getting the services you need to resolve your urgent issue. Doing so could result in needing higher costs anyway to resolve worsened dental problems caused by leaving a dental emergency untreated.