Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Dentistry

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Having a clear understanding of all aspects of your dental care is essential, so we encourage you to be proactive about asking questions. You deserve to be fully informed, and we believe that no question is too small or unimportant. If a concern is important to you, it's important to us too.

We answer lots of questions for our patients, and some of those we hear most often are listed below. If you don’t see your specific question here or you would like more information, feel free to give our office a call!

Emergency Dentistry

When it comes to dental emergencies, you can almost always expect them to occur after regular office hours or on the weekend. At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we want to make sure you get the immediate treatment you need, especially if you are in pain. Call our office at (770) 777-2803 and listen to our voicemail message for instructions on reaching us after hours. 

Common Dental Emergencies 

Here are some typical dental emergencies we treat at our John’s Creek dental office:

  • Repair broken and chipped teeth
  • Replace a loose crown or filling
  • Relieve toothaches and fill teeth
  • Treat an infected root canal
  • Remove a tooth when it’s our only option
  • Replace a knocked-out tooth

If you experience any of these dental emergencies, please call us right away. You will receive instructions for reaching a member of our team who will listen to your concerns.

They will determine if we need to see you right away or if we can wait until the next day. If for some reason we can’t handle your urgent emergency immediately, we don’t want you to suffer needlessly. Dr. Kai works with a network of exceptional local dentists who can assist you.

Contact Our John's Creek Dental Office

Whenever you need emergency dental treatment in John’s Creek, GA, please call our office first. We are here for you and will make sure that you receive the care and relief you need.

Your comfort and well-being matter to us, and if you have a dental emergency in John’s Creek, GA, we are here to provide the relief and care you need. In many cases, we are able to see our emergency patients the same day, especially if you have a critical situation like severe pain.

If your emergency is less critical—you lose a crown and you are not in pain, for instance—call Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry right away. Our helpful team will listen to your concerns, give you instructions for handling your situation, and get you on our schedule in the next day or two.

In some cases, even though we see you right away, we may not be able to complete your treatment in the same visit. But we will provide you with the immediate relief you need, and then schedule subsequent appointments to address the problem fully.

Whether your emergency is a chipped tooth, a lost crown, or a toothache, please call Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry office right away at (770) 777-2803. We will make arrangements to see you as soon as possible, evaluate your needs, and provide the high-quality care you need and deserve.

Man in pain during a dental emergency We understand that when you need relief from tooth pain, you need it fast. You can count on the team at Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry to get you in to see us as soon as possible. Depending on the nature of your emergency, we can often fit you in on the day that you contact us.

Common Dental Emergencies

Some dental emergencies like a cracked or avulsed (knocked out) tooth need to be addressed immediately so we can try to save the tooth. A severe toothache is another type of emergency that needs immediate attention. You need relief quickly, but this kind of pain is also a signal that you have a significant dental problem.

While a lost crown or filling may be uncomfortable, we may be able to wait until our next available appointment. However, if pain is involved, our priority is to make you comfortable until we can restore the tooth.

Contact Our Alpharetta Emergency Dentists

Whatever emergency you're facing, please don't hesitate to call us. We would rather you call right away than wait around deciding whether or not you have a true dental emergency. We will be happy to listen to your concerns, arrange an emergency appointment if necessary, and provide instructions for you to take care of yourself until we can see you. 

The first step in any dental emergency you have in Johns Creek, GA is to call our dental office and let us know what’s happening. In the case of a knocked-out (avulsed) tooth, getting immediate treatment is critical, because the way you handle the situation can make the difference between saving and losing the tooth.

Here are the steps you should take if you get a tooth knocked out:

  • Hold the tooth by the crown, and do not handle or disturb the root or any attached tissues.
  • Try to reinsert the tooth gently back into the socket, but do not force it.
  • If you can’t reinsert it, keep the tooth moist by placing it in a container of water, milk, or saliva.
  • If you can’t find a container, place the tooth in your cheek pocket to keep it moist until you get to our dental office.

If the trauma involves injury to your face or jaw or you are bleeding excessively, call 911 or go immediately to an emergency room.

A knocked-out tooth in John’s Creek, GA can often be saved, but immediate emergency treatment is crucial. Please call our dental office at (770) 777-2803, and we’ll provide the help and relief you need.

If you lose a crown, the first step is to call Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry and let us know what is happening. Our knowledgeable team is trained to understand how to help our patients who have an emergency. If and when you need to contact us, you’ll be speaking to someone who will be able to tell you what steps to take and how to handle the problem until you get to our office.

One of the first things we’ll ask is if you are in pain. Crowns often become loose or fall out because the tooth beneath it has a cavity. So when you tell us you’re in pain, it’s a good indication to us that your situation is more critical and that the tooth is at risk for further damage.

If you are not in pain, we may not need to see you the same day. We’ll get you on our schedule as soon as possible, and explain how to protect the tooth until you get to our office. But this doesn’t mean you can delay treatment indefinitely; remember that we placed the crown was to protect and strengthen the tooth, and now that the crown is off, the tooth is unprotected.

When you’re looking for an emergency dentist in John’s Creek, GA, call Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry first at (777) 2803. Our dental practice is open on Tuesdays until 7 PM and on Saturdays from 8 to 2 for your convenience. 

With true emergencies/pain, we will typically bring the patient in asap or the same day! We will do our best to get all emergencies in as quick as possible but depending on that day's schedule and the severity of your emergency treatments may take more than one visit. Give us a call and we can look into your situation!

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