Prompt Emergency Dental Care: We are here to serve you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have an urgent need. We recognize that emergency situations may occur and we will do everything in our power to respond to you as quickly as possible.
What To DO
If an emergency arises during normal office hours, please call our Sandy Springs, GA dental office at 404-256-3620 or our Chamblee, GA dental office at 770-455-6076 as early in the day as possible. We reserve special times for patients with emergency needs and you will be seen as quickly as possible.
If a dental emergency arises while the office is closed, please feel free to contact your doctor or Drs. Scheinfeld or Orland by utilizing the contact numbers provided in our dental office voice mail system.
Tips for Dealing with Dental Emergencies:
Bitten Lip or Tongue
Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down. Call our dental office immediately.
Depending on the size and location of the crack, treatment may vary from bonding to root canal treatment. A severely cracked tooth may need extraction. During your examination, we will determine the best treatment for you.
Tiny cracks are common and usually do not cause problems. Regular dental checkups are important, because they allow us to diagnose and treat problems in the early stage. If you continue to have pain, avoid chewing on that side of your mouth and call our Sandy Springs or Chamblee dental office, because that’s what we are here for.
Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Call us and/or go to a hospital emergency room immediately.
Knocked Out Tooth
Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket (in your mouth). If that isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and call us as quickly as possible to make an appointment. And remember to bring the tooth with you!
Objects Caught Between Teeth
Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact us.
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact us.
We can help you with your dental emergency today by calling The Right Smile Center in Sandy Springs at 404-256-3620 or in Chamblee at 770-455-6076. Our dental office is conveniently located on Carpenter Drive in Sandy Springs and Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Chamblee, where we serve patients with dental emergencies from Sandy Springs, Chamblee, Brookhaven, Roswell, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Buckhead, Brookhaven, East Cobb and surrounding Atlanta communities. We welcome new patients and will be happy to work you in for your emergency dental needs. Our dentists and team look forward to making you, and your loved ones, smile!