We Provide Fast Emergency Dentistry in Conyers
Dental emergencies tend to be sudden, painful, and inconvenient by nature. If you or a loved one is urgently in need of help, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at Daniel A. Hodges, DMD! With Dr. Amin as the newest member of our staff, we now have more availability than ever to fit in emergency patients as soon as possible and provide them with much-needed relief. Don’t hesitate – contact our Conyers, GA office today!
What Should I Do in a Dental Emergency?
While reaching out to our practice should always be your first priority, here are some helpful tips on how to handle your situation in the immediate aftermath of common dental emergencies:
- Lost Tooth – If you still have the tooth, rinse the crown portion carefully (while leaving the natural tissues and root as intact as possible.) Then, try to place it back in its original socket and hold it in place. If this can’t be done for whatever reason, good alternatives are holding the tooth in the pocket of your cheek or putting it in a container of milk. Get in touch with our team right away, as teeth can only be successfully reimplanted for a short window of time.
- Broken Tooth – If any big parts of the tooth have come loose, gather them up and bring them with you to our practice. You’re likely to experience some facial swelling, but a cold compress held against the cheek can minimize this.
- A Serious Toothache – Tooth pain may be caused by a piece of food stuck in the mouth. In order to rule out this possibility, start by flossing and rinsing your mouth. If this doesn’t help, it’s time to call our doctors. In the meantime, you can use regular painkillers to improve your comfort – however, don’t place them directly on the gum tissue, as this can damage it.