There are many reasons that patients need an emergency dentist. We find that a dental emergency can strike at any time. Dr. Nalini Kataria and our staff at Marietta Roswell Dental Care will try to accommodate any last minute appointment requests so that the patient does not have to continue struggling with oral pain. If you have a toothache or a major dental emergency, call (770) 538-1148 right away.
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Reasons for Needing an Emergency Dental Visit
The American Dental Association reported that the number one cause of adult tooth damage every year is playing sports. This spans all types of athletics and creates the need for emergency appointments throughout Roswell GA. Even a backyard game of basketball can lead to someone damaging a tooth or someone knocking a player’s tooth out.The same holds true for kids playing sports as well. While there are ways to protect yourself like wearing a mouth guard, a dental emergency is still possible. When an emergency strikes call 770-538-1148.
Car accidents are another leading cause of tooth injury. While the enamel on your teeth is strong, it may not be strong enough to prevent your tooth from breaking when colliding with the steering wheel. With millions of accidents a year, teeth are a common victim. We recommend that patients of Marietta Roswell Dental Care get examined at a local emergency room after being in a car accident; just to make sure that they have not sustained any physical injuries. Afterward, call us for a dentist appointment. The emergency room does not treat tooth damage, so you will need to see both types of medical providers.
Roswell, Georgia Emergency Dentist
Severe and sudden toothaches are another reason people in Georgia end up needing an emergency dentist. Dr. Nalini Kataria can examine teeth and determine what is causing the pain. It may be a little cavity that grew into a big one and now requires a root canal. Another possibility is gum disease, which can cause the gums to recede, exposing the tooth and roots. Both can lead to intense pain and require emergency treatment. We do not want patients of Marietta Roswell Dental Care to experience oral pain and will do our best to treat you right away so that you can remain comfortable.
If a tooth infection is left untreated for a long period of time, it can lead to a dental abscess. This is extremely painful. An abscess is a major tooth infection that can settle into your jawbone and the floor of your mouth. If it does, oral surgery may be necessary in order to remove the infection. We can let you know if we see an abscess during your dental exam with Dr. Nalini Kataria.
99% of dental related emergency room trips could have been handled by an emergency dental office for a fraction of the cost.
AHRQ, November 2012
How can I relieve dental pain while waiting for an emergency dental appointment?
We can help patients to stay comfortable and live a life that is pain-free. If you visit Marietta Roswell Dental Care experiencing pain, we will identify what is creating the issue and the treatment options available for dealing with it. Often, we will also prescribe medication to help with the pain. This can prevent you from feeling discomfort while your tooth is being treated and at home. You may also want to apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area in order to reduce or prevent swelling.
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When a tooth has fallen out..
If your tooth has been knocked out, try to find it. Once located, rinse the tooth under warm water without scrubbing it. Next, place it in a cup of milk and bring it with you to your dental appointment. We will try to save the tooth, if possible. If not, Dr. Nalini Kataria will discuss options for replacing the tooth. This may include dentures, a dental bridge or dental implants.
72% of Americans have some type of restorative dental work. 23% of all dental emergencies are related to the restorations.
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How can an emergency dentist help me?
At Marietta Roswell Dental Care we strive to keep our patients comfortable and free from injury or pain. As such, we are cognizant of the fact that most dental emergencies are unplanned. If your tooth has been damaged or you are in pain, call 770-538-1148 right away so that we can schedule your appointment and treat the issue quickly. Our friendly staff will do our best to accommodate your schedule and ensure that you can get back to a life that is free from oral pain. While many dentists, require you to schedule appointments far in advance – our staff will work with you in each situation to get you the necessary treatment right away. You can also help to avoid dental emergencies by receiving teeth cleanings twice a year and maintaining a healthy diet year-round.
Emergency Dentist FAQ
What should I do if my child’s permanent tooth is knocked out?
Find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water. (Do not scrub or clean it with soap — use only water!) If possible, replace the tooth in the socket immediately and hold it there with clean gauze or a wash cloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with cold milk, saliva or water. Get to the Emergency Dentist immediately. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.
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Marietta Roswell Dental Care was established in 1978
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We serve patients from the following counties: Fulton County
We serve patients from the following cities: Roswell, Mountain Park, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, & Sandy Springs