Emergency Dentist Stone Mountain

Providing 5-Star Service When You Need It

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At Rausch Family Dentistry, our team of doctors works hard to see patients on the same day as their initial call. We know how scary it can be to suffer a dental injury and suffer with the pain it often causes. This is why we always provide exceptional care and service as quickly as we can. No matter the problem, whether it is a knocked-out tooth, lost dental filling, sensitive teeth, or intense jaw pain, our Stone Mountain emergency dentists can assess the situation and administer appropriate treatment so that you’re back to your normal self in no time. Find out how we can help you when a crisis occurs by calling our dental office today.

Why Choose Rausch Family Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Appointments for Current Patients
  • Sedation Dentistry Available
  • Advanced Technology to Help Identify the Problem

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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No matter the type of dental pain you are experiencing, make sure to call our office. Our team can provide instructions on how to handle the situation at home while waiting to see one of our doctors. When you arrive, we will work quickly to examine your mouth and begin addressing your pain. After compiling our findings, we’ll develop a treatment plan that we will then go over with you. Once approved, we’ll begin administering care so that your smile appears as good as new when finished.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

While it is true that no two dental emergencies are exactly the same, you may have a hard time determining when you should see an emergency dentist, visit the ER, or just stay at home. One important thing to remember is that mouth pain of any kind is not normal, so if you’re unsure, always call our office. Below, you’ll find a list of the most common dental emergencies that we treat as well as what you can do at home to minimize pain in the meantime.

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Sensitivity to
Hot & Cold

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Lost Filling
or Crown

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Gums, Lip or
Tongue Injury

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Jaw Pain or

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Something Stuck
Between Teeth

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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Try though you might, you can never fully anticipate exactly where, when, or how a dental emergency will occur. Fortunately, many common issues that can land you in the dentist’s chair can be prevented. You can keep your smile happy and healthy by making a few changes to your routine and by checking in regularly with our team at Rausch Family Dentistry. We can help keep your teeth in excellent condition so they’re less prone to problems and injuries.

Continue reading to learn more about how to avoid an urgent situation, and feel free to contact us if you have additional questions!

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

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One of the simplest ways to keep your grin in good shape is to schedule a routine checkup and cleaning with our team every 6 months. This allows us to monitor your dental status to quickly spot any areas of concern before they progress into anything worse. For example, we can fill any cavities before they decay to the point that they require a root canal.

We also include an oral cancer screening to ensure that you don’t develop symptoms of this dangerous disease.

Establish Consistent Dental Hygiene at Home

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Another easy (but effective) way to prevent potential problems is to regularly maintain your teeth at home. Brushing and flossing every morning and night removes harmful bacteria and plaque buildup that cause tooth decay and gum disease. When your pearly whites are cleaned consistently, they are more resilient and less likely to sustain damage. That means you’re less likely to end up with a chip, crack, toothache, or infection,

Eat a Well-Balanced Diet

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The foods you choose to eat play a crucial role in your oral condition, so try to steer clear of anything that can hurt your teeth. For example, foods that are overly hard, sticky, or sugary tend to damage them or attract unwanted germs that cause issues.

Healthier selections like fruits, vegetables, and proteins provide your body with nutrients like calcium and Vitamin C, which support strong teeth, bones, and healthy gums.

Wear a Mouthguard

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People who participate in team sports or other high-contact activities like martial arts must be careful with their smiles. A blow to the face can break a tooth or dislodge one altogether. Fortunately, our dentists can provide a mouthguard to protect your grin from harm so you don’t end up with an injury.

Also, those who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) are more likely to prematurely wear down their teeth, which can lead to cracks, chips, and eroded enamel. An oral appliance like a mouthguard can cushion your mouth to prevent problems.

Don’t Use Teeth as Tools

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Although they’re incredibly strong, your teeth are not invincible. They’re intended to bite into and pulverize food, not to be used as instruments to open boxes, packages, or bottles. You can save yourself a trip to your emergency dentist by taking a few extra moments to find the appropriate tools for the job, like scissors or box cutters.

Dental Emergency FAQs

Should I Visit the Emergency Room First for Dental Emergencies?

The bottom line is that most emergency rooms do not have the means to address dental emergencies effectively, and at best they can usually only offer pain relief. That said, there are a few situations when it’s best to head to the ER rather than your emergency dentist. These include jaw fractures and dislocations, serious cuts or lacerations to the face or mouth, or an abscess or infection that is so swollen it’s affecting breathing or swallowing. However, for virtually all other types of dental emergencies, don’t hesitate to give us a call – we proudly offer same-day emergency appointments!

What Does Throbbing Tooth Pain Mean?

Throbbing tooth pain is likely a sign of infection or inflammation within the tooth. Cavities can form cracks within teeth, which allow air and bacteria to reach the sensitive inner chamber of the tooth, called the pulp. This results in major irritation, as well as the possibility of the tooth’s nerves dying. In other cases, throbbing tooth pain might be a sign of chronic teeth grinding and jaw clenching, often referred to as “bruxism.” In any case, throbbing tooth pain isn’t something that should be ignored, as it’s often indicative of a hidden issue that warrants treatment.

Do Chipped Teeth Heal?

Believe it or not, your tooth enamel is technically the hardest substance in your entire body. However, as durable as it is, it’s not invincible – and it’s actually incapable of healing on its own. This means that chipped teeth, whether the damage is minor or severe, have suffered permanent damage. At best, teeth can “remineralize,” often with the assistance of fluoride treatments, but in most cases, chipped teeth need to be repaired with the assistance of a dentist.

Can I Pop a Dental Abscess on My Own?

Never under any circumstances should you attempt to pop a dental abscess on your own! Tooth abscesses, which are pockets of pus caused by severe bacterial infection, threaten the very wellness of your entire smile. If you pop one, you run the risk of more bacteria being exposed to your mouth, not to mention, it’ll likely be painful. You should get in touch with our team right away if you’ve noticed an abscess so that we can provide appropriate treatment and numb your mouth.

Can Superglue Be Used to Repair Broken Dental Restorations?

Superglue is not recommended for repairing broken restorations such as dentures, crowns, or bridges. The chemicals used in superglue can be toxic and result in allergic reactions in some patients, not to mention, that it can negatively affect how food tastes. Superglue also doesn’t do well in moist environments, so chances are, it won’t last very long inside your mouth. Instead of trying to use household items to repair a broken dental restoration, contact our team for assistance.