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3 Dental Problems that Need Emergency Treatment Marietta, GA

3 Dental Problems that Need Emergency Treatment

Dental Emergency Marietta GA

Life is full of the unexpected. Unfortunately, dental problems can be among the situations that arise without prediction, regardless of whether we are staying at home or carrying out our normal routine. While not all dental issues warrant urgent treatment, it is important to know when to call an emergency dentist.

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we proudly offer a full menu of services in emergency dental care. Our office remains open for emergency patients because we know that some dental concerns simply can’t wait. If you are unsure as to whether your problem needs an emergency dental visit, please contact a member of our team. In general, the following three dental issues typically need prompt attention:

#1 Severe Pain and Swelling
Pain with tenderness and swelling often indicates an infection. Whether it is a dental abscess along the jaw or an infection inside the tooth, emergency dental treatment is needed. In this case, an emergency dentist can bring you out of pain as well as initial treatment to stop the infection and prevent it from spreading throughout your mouth or body. Never ignore severe pain that is associated with a fever and swelling.

#2 Broken Tooth
When trauma involves the mouth, it is not uncommon to suffer from a chipped, cracked or broken tooth. There are some tooth fractures that can wait for treatment. However, if you are experiencing pain or sensitivity, you will likely need to be seen because this indicates that the fracture penetrated the enamel of the tooth and has left your sensitive tooth nerves exposed. It some cases, a broken tooth will leave sharp edges that need to be filed down or bonded to prevent cuts on your lip or tongue.

#3 Knocked-Out Tooth
Timing is especially important when treating an avulsed or displaced tooth. When a tooth gets knocked out, patients generally have about an hour to save the tooth or have an emergency dentist replant it. It is important to handle the avulsed tooth by the crown and keep it moist by either holding it in your mouth or placing it in a cup of milk or saliva.

Call an Emergency Dentist in Marietta

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we are always here for you when you have a dental concern. Please do not hesitate to call us if you’ve had a dental-related accident or if you’re suffering sudden tooth pain. If an emergency visit is warranted, we are here to help. Your smile is always important to us!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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