Emergency Dental Care

Rifkin Dental Group

Cosmetic Dentists & Restorative Dentists located in Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA

Dental emergencies happen, and when they do, you want the best care available to give you a quick response and quality care. At Rifkin Dental Group in Atlanta, Georgia, expert dentists Susan Rifkin, DDS, and Zachary Rifkin, DDS welcome any patient experiencing a dental emergency. Call the office if you experienced trauma to your mouth, wake up with severe tooth pain, or have a loose restoration. Nonemergency appointments can be booked online.

Emergency Dental Care Q & A

What is considered a dental emergency?

You recognize some events like a knocked-out tooth as a dental emergency. Other issues might not seem dire at first, but really do need immediate care to prevent complications and prevent tooth loss.

Call the office to determine if you should come in if you experience:

  • A broken tooth
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Extreme gum or mouth pain
  • Sudden bleeding or soft-tissue swelling
  • A loose or missing crown or filling

Immediate care can reduce your risk of experiencing swelling, infection, and even tooth loss. Don’t hesitate, call Rifkin Dental Group right away.


How does a dental office help in an emergency?

When you call, the staff at Rifkin Dental Group provides guidance for what you need to do to take care of your emergency until you can come in for your appointment.

When you do get to the office, you’ll experience:

  • Little or no waiting
  • A thorough evaluation of your problem
  • A friendly, helpful staff
  • Comprehensive treatment for your damaged tooth or gums

Call right away so you don’t delay necessary treatment that can prevent complications and save your tooth. No need to wait and see if your symptoms get worse.


How should I care for my dental emergency?

Call Rifkin Dental Group as soon as you’re able to secure your appointment. On your way to the office and while awaiting treatment, take suitable steps to ease your pain and save your tooth.

Knocked-out tooth

If you have a knocked-out tooth, brush any debris off of it and set it back in the socket, if possible — that’s the best way to preserve it. You can also hold the tooth between your gum and cheek or place it in a glass of milk as you make your way to the office.

Swelling or severe tooth pain

If the soft tissue in your mouth is swollen or you have severe tooth pain, rinse your mouth with saltwater. Hold an ice pack to your face and make your way to the office right away.

Cracked or chipped teeth

A chipped tooth isn’t always an emergency, but it’s best to have it checked out right away to make sure it’s OK. Gather any chip fragments, rinse your mouth with saltwater, and head to your appointment. A cracked tooth can be serious because bacteria can get in through the crack and destroy the health of your tooth. Rinse your mouth and come into the office.

When you suffer a dental emergency, trust the experts at Rifkin Dental Group to provide prompt, expert care. Call the office right away, and the team will get you scheduled.

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