Abscessed teeth, a broken tooth, or a bleeding mouth wound should all have you headed to an emergency dentist right away. Charley Cheney, DMD, and his team at Complete Dental Arts are located in Newnan, Georgia, to serve the emergency dental needs of your whole family. If you have a dental emergency, call the office closest to you, or use the convenient online booking system.
Emergency dentists treat mouth and dental injuries that require immediate attention. Most dental emergencies are situations in which you might lose a broken or knocked-out tooth for good. Visiting Complete Dental Arts within half an hour of your mouth or tooth injury gives you the best chance to save your tooth.
Whenever you are concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care. Common dental emergencies often include:
If you chip a tooth, but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. With that said, don't hesitate to speak with one of Complete Dental Arts's experienced dentists. They'll explain how to handle your tooth until you can visit the office.
A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. If you don’t receive immediate dental care, there's a good chance you'll lose the tooth for good. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Swish warm water around your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water, being careful to avoid touching the tooth's roots.
As you rinse the tooth, hold it by the top part (the crown). If you can, hold the cleaned tooth by the crown and reinsert it into the empty socket. Try to gently bite down to keep your tooth in place until you can get to Complete Dental Arts. Call us right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.
If the tooth cannot go back into the empty socket, hold the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture will help prevent the roots from drying out. In the event of a dental emergency, call Complete Dental Arts for expert assistance.