Emergency Dental Care in Canton
Same day emergency treatment
Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them, and they can be painful and even a threat to your overall oral health.
We see patients who are experiencing dental emergencies on the same day during our office hours.
If you have just experienced a dental emergency, call us immediately at 770.479.5425.
Tips for Handling an Emergency
- Broken teeth – Save all pieces and rinse your mouth with warm water. Flush out any remaining fragments and use a cold compress on the trauma area.
- Tooth knocked out –
- Put the tooth back in the socket (if possible), and gently bite down on gauze or a wet tea bag to keep it in place.
- If that’s not possible, place the tooth in a container and cover with a small amount of whole milk or saliva. You can also carry the tooth behind the lower lip or under the tongue until you get to the dentist’s office.
- Loose crown – If a crown feels loose or comes off, carefully try to put it back on. You can use over-the-counter dental cement, denture adhesive or even toothpaste on the inside of the crown to hold it in place.
- Dental abscess – contact us immediately if you have an abscessed tooth. This can lead to a serious infection if left untreated. First, rinse out your mouth with saline solution of ½ teaspoon salt in a glass of 8 ounces of water several times a day.
- Lost dental filling – try to seal any empty space with temporary tooth filling material from the drug store, or you can use a piece of sugarless gum.
- Toothache – thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water and floss to remove any food particles. If swelling occurs, apply a cold compress to the painful area.
For more tips on how to take care of an emergency dental situation, visit the American Dental Association’s patient information page on dental emergencies.