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Emergency Dentist — Buckhead, GA

Quick Pain Relief When You Need It

A woman talking with her emergency dentist Emergency situations are no laughter matter, especially when they involve your vulnerable smile. If you or a loved one is experiencing a severe oral injury or pain located in the area, don’t hesitate – please contact Dr. Jane Puskas and her experienced staff here in Buckhead right away. Our doctors will do everything we can to see emergency cases as soon as possible, and we can also provide helpful instruction over the phone for how to stabilize and even improve your condition in in the interim.


Why Choose Us for Emergency Dental Care?

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

A woman covering her mouth You might be unsure of how urgent oral care works. If so, you can expect the following to take place at your emergency dental visit:

  • A Same-day Appointment: After you’ve contacted our office, we’ll pencil you in for treatment as soon as possible. (Ideally, you’ll end up seeing us for a same-day appointment.) If needed, we’ll also give you personalized first-aid tips over the phone. That way, you can better manage your issue until the visit.
  • An Emergency Exam: We’ll give you an emergency oral exam once you arrive for care. In particular, our team will assess your teeth, gums, and mouth tissues for the source of your problem. Furthermore, the dentists will also relieve you of any immediate, severe pain.
  • Review of Findings: Following the exam (and possible X-rays), we’ll share our findings with you and suggest the best possible procedure options. From there, the dental team will explain your custom treatment plan – its features, estimated price, timeline, etc.
  • Needed Care: You can count on our dentists to quickly address your oral issue and get your smile in working order. Whether you need a filling, crown, root canal, or something else, we’ll be ready for it.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

While the first thing you should do in the event of an urgent dental situation is contact your emergency dentist in Buckhead, sometimes that’s not always possible right away. In the meantime, here are some tips for dealing with common dental emergencies:

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

Dental tools stacked on top of dollar bills Because dental emergencies differ from patient to patient, no two people will end up paying the same amount for treatment. For example, while a mild oral infection might only require a prescription of antibiotics, a broken tooth may need to be extracted and replaced, which racks up a higher price. No matter the cost of your treatment, though, you should never put off getting the care you need. Oral health problems like infections or damaged teeth only worsen the longer you avoid treatment, causing higher costs in the future. Rest assured that our team will do everything in our power to reduce your cost of treatment as much as we can.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Woman smiling while sitting in dental chair

Naturally, it’s always better to prevent a dental emergency than to deal with one. Doing so, after all, saves you time and energy! To that end, attend dental checkups and cleanings twice yearly – the visits will let a dentist treat issues before they get urgent. Similarly, you could also maintain a good oral hygiene routine and wear a mouthguard for sporting events.


Emergency Dentistry FAQs

dental implant post in a model of the jaw Do you still have questions about what you should do if you need urgent care from your emergency dentist in Buckhead? Luckily, you don’t have to deal with the stress of this situation by yourself. Our skilled and friendly team of dental professionals can walk you through basic first aid over the phone and schedule an appointment to get you out of pain as soon as possible. For your convenience, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions about dental emergencies in the section below.

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How Do I Know if I Have a True Dental Emergency?

Many people hesitate to contact an emergency dentist because they don’t believe their problem really “counts” as an emergency. However, putting off treatment for a smaller issue could cause it to spiral into a larger problem down the road. Call our office right away if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions:


  • Do you experience severe pain when biting or chewing?
  • Is there a sore on your tongue, gums, or other oral tissue that hasn’t healed within two weeks?
  • Are your teeth visibly damaged?
  • Do you have a pimple-like bump on your gums?
  • Are your gums swollen?
  • Have your gums changed in color?


What’s the Best Way to Manage My Pain?

Tooth pain can be excruciating and can prevent you from focusing on daily tasks like working, eating, and sleeping. Many patients find that it can help to apply a topical pain reliever, such as Orajel, to the gums surrounding a hurting tooth. Common over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen, and holding a cold compress to your cheek for 10 minutes at a time can also reduce pain and mitigate swelling.


Keep in mind, though, that these are only temporary solutions. Be sure to call us so we can address the root of your pain. 


Will My Toothache Go Away on Its Own?

Unlike many general health problems, like the common cold, oral health issues usually only get worse the longer you avoid getting them treated. This is why you should contact us as soon as the issue arises.


A severe toothache that suddenly goes away is often a sign of infection. The numbness is often the result of the infection rendering the tooth “dead” by preventing the nerve from being able to relay pain signals to the brain. If it isn’t treated, the infection could spread to the rest of your mouth and even other areas of your body.


What Should I Do If I Have an Emergency and I Can’t Reach My Regular Dentist?

For more urgent emergencies such as a broken or knocked-out tooth or an extreme toothache, find the nearest emergency dentist immediately. In these situations, time is of the essence. Smaller situations, like a slightly chipped tooth or a damaged crown, can usually wait until you can reach us to be treated.