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Emergency Dentistry in Alpharetta & Roswell, GA
Contacting our general dentist in Alpharetta as soon as you begin to feel any pain or discomfort is the best way to prevent dental emergencies from resulting in permanent damage. If you do not have an emergency dentist, Dr. Hedlund is happy to provide these services for you. With over 25 years of dental experience, Dr. Hedlund cannot be taken off guard with your dental concerns. She’s handled a variety of dental emergencies spanning from knocked-out teeth to soft tissue infections.
Dr. Hedlund and our entire team at Esthetic Dental Solutions are here to provide you with the dentistry services you need to restore your smile following a dental emergency. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible following a dental emergency. We will schedule you for our earliest available appointment and make every effort to see you on the same day.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, the best thing to do is to keep calm and call your general dentist as soon as possible. We understand that dental emergencies can be anxiety-inducing if you do not know what to do at the moment. Read some common questions we get regarding dental emergencies below.
What should I do with a knocked-out tooth?
Try to locate the knocked-out tooth. Pick it up by the crown and avoid touching the root. Try to place the tooth back in its original socket. If you are unable to do this, put the tooth in a cup of warm milk to keep it moist. Then, seek emergency dental care immediately for your best likelihood of reattaching the lost tooth.
Are bleeding gums a dental emergency?
Usually bleeding gums following brushing or flossing your teeth is just a sign of bacteria buildup around your gum line. This is not a dental emergency, but you should schedule a dental cleaning at your earliest convenience. However, if your gums or any soft tissue in your mouth continues to bleed more than expected following a dental procedure, contact our office immediately. Washing your mouth out with a saltwater solution will usually help keep the affected area clean and encourage healing.
Why does my tooth hurt?
Unexplained tooth pain can be the result of a variety of dental issues. Sometimes, a tooth can become impacted and unable to break through your gums. Additionally, you could be experiencing tooth decay, gum disease, or an infection. Definitely seek dental care as soon as possible if you are experiencing any severe tooth pain or discomfort. Dr. Hedlund will determine what the underlying cause of your tooth pain is during your appointment.
What should I do if my dental crown falls off?
If your crown falls off, this leaves your tooth exposed and vulnerable to bacteria and further damage. You should contact our office for further instructions. It is important to keep the tooth clean until your appointment. This will help you avoid needing a root canal, extraction or other dental procedure.