Dental Emergencies

A Smile 4U

Dentists located in Cartersville, Dalton, East Point, Hiram, and Decatur, GA, and Oxford, MI

Dental emergencies happen when you least expect them. That’s why A Smile 4 U in Cartersville, Dalton, East Point, Hiram, and Decatur, Georgia, and Oxford, Mississippi, offers same-day emergency dental visits. If you or a loved one experiences tooth pain, swelling, a chip or crack, or a knocked-out tooth, schedule an appointment with A Smile 4 U right away. Call the office or simply walk in today.

Dental Emergencies Q & A

What are dental emergencies?

A dental emergency is a situation that requires immediate care from a dentist. A Smile 4 U offers same-day appointments to get you and your family the dental care needed to prevent serious complications or save a severely damaged tooth. Early detection and treatment of tooth decay, trauma, and gum disease is important to maintain exceptional oral health.

Why might I need emergency dentistry?

The following conditions may indicate you need same-day emergency dentistry services:

  • Tooth pain
  • Hot or cold sensitivity
  • Gum swelling
  • Pus in the gumline
  • Toothache
  • Damaged or missing tooth restoration 
  • Cracked tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Knocked-out permanent tooth
  • Loose permanent tooth
  • Soft tissue laceration

See your dentist as soon as possible if you have bright red gums, bleeding gums, receding gums, or other soft tissue damage.

What should I do during a dental emergency?

If you experience a dental emergency, it’s important to stay calm. In the case of tooth or gum trauma, ice the affected area, place pressure on any bleeding, and head to the A Smile 4 U office immediately. Save a knocked-out tooth or fallen-out restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or filling, and bring it with you to your appointment.

Place a knocked-out tooth in milk, saliva, back in its socket, or between your gums and cheek to keep it moist.

What happens during same-day dental appointments?

When you arrive at A Smile 4 U for a dental emergency, your dentist offers pain management to reduce any discomfort. They assess your condition by examining your teeth, gums, and mouth and taking dental X-rays as needed. Your specialist also asks questions about your symptoms.

They offer a wide array of emergency dental treatments, including:

  • Extractions
  • Other oral surgeries
  • Root canals
  • Fillings
  • Dental bonding
  • Crowns
  • Soft tissue repair

Your dentist personalizes each treatment to help save a severely decaying or damaged tooth. They make it a priority to eliminate pain, lower your risk of serious dental complications, and perfect your beautiful smile.

At the first sign of a dental emergency, call the A Smile 4 U office or simply walk in today.