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Emergency Dentist – Woodstock, GA

When You’re in Pain, You Can Count on Us

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Dental emergencies, like any emergency, always occur unexpectedly and at the worst possible times! Fortunately, if you ever find yourself in need of immediate dental care, you only need to remember to do one thing: call Dream Dental

Our Woodstock emergency dentist, Dr. Haren Patel, and our team have years of experience handling all kinds of dental emergencies, so no matter what your situation might be, you can rely on us for help. When you call in with an emergency, we’ll be ready to give you advice, offer first-aid tips, and we’ll work to see you in our dental office as quickly as possible. Our goal is to never have anyone wait while they are in pain! Remember, if you ever find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency, don’t panic, call Dream Dental!

Why Choose Dream Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • We See Emergency Patients ASAP
  • Insurance Accepted & Financing Offered
  • Friendly & Experienced Dentist

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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  • Call Our Office. The first step we always recommend for our patients in pain is to call our office. You’ll have a chance to speak with one of our knowledgeable dental professionals at Dream Dental who will provide you with over the phone first aid guidance. We’ll schedule an appointment as soon as possible so you don’t have to live with your oral discomfort for any longer than absolutely necessary.
  • Come in for an Examination. When you arrive at our office, one of our friendly staff members will help get you situated in a dental chair. There, our team will gather important diagnostic information, like X-rays, as well as conduct a thorough visual examination of your teeth and gums.
  • Get Treated. Once Dr. Patel diagnoses the issue at hand, he will create a tailored treatment plan to not only ease your pain, but also restore the health and function of your smile. As soon as you consent to move forward with our plan, we’ll schedule your treatment date.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Even if you are unsure whether or not your situation is an emergency, just give us a call and we’ll be happy to let you know what to do next. However, if you have suffered a broken bone in addition to your dental injury, or if you can’t stop bleeding after 10 minutes, please head straight to your nearest emergency room first. Contact us once you have been cleared to leave!

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

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No two dental emergencies in Woodstock are the same, which is why there’s no set cost for treatment. During your appointment, our team will provide you with a detailed outline of your procedure plan as well as a cost estimate so you know exactly what to anticipate. We are proud to work with most major PPO dental insurance plans and will file claims on your behalf to help you receive a maximized reimbursement. To make payment even easier, we also offer little-to-no interest payment plans through trusted third-party financer, CareCredit.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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  • Wear a mouthguard when playing sports, no matter your age or level of play.
  • Don’t chew on extremely hard items like ice, rock candies, pens, pencils, etc.
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools to open bottles, packages, or remove tags.
  • Come to Dream Dental for regular checkups and cleanings so we can stop a small problem from becoming an emergency later!

Dental Emergency FAQs

Can I take pain medication right away in a dental emergency?

When you’re in pain, you (understandably) want to feel better as quickly as possible. It’s completely fine to take an over-the–counter pain reliever as directed. However, even if your pain goes away, it’s still important to come in as soon as you can. In some cases, there are serious underlying causes that can become dangerous if they’re not addressed (e.g. a toothache could be caused by an infection that can spread to other areas of the body).

What is considered a dental emergency?

In many cases, it can be hard to know if you’re having a true dental emergency or not. Here are a few things to look for that indicate the need for emergency dental care, but if in doubt, we can always advise you over the phone:

  • Moderate or heavy bleeding
  • Pain that prevents you from eating, sleeping, or going to work
  • Swelling, including in your cheeks, chin, lips, or gums
  • A broken tooth or filling (if you’re not in immediate pain, you can wait a day or two)
  • Knocked-out tooth

What if I have an emergency outside of office hours?

Emergencies often occur at the most unexpected times, including on weekends. You can always give our dental office a call. Even if we’re closed, our voice messaging system includes a phone number to reach Dr. Patel outside dental office hours. 

Or, if you’re experiencing something minor and simply want to leave us a message, we always check messages first thing the next business day and will get back to you right away.

When should I go to the hospital for a dental emergency?

In each of the following scenarios, we recommend getting medical care at the nearest hospital or urgent care center. When you’ve been stabilized, you can call us for any dental work that may be necessary.

  • You have bleeding that doesn’t subside after applying pressure for 15 minutes.
  • If you have severe facial cuts or lacerations that might require stitches.
  • If you think your jaw could be fractured or dislocated.
  • You have swelling, a severe toothache, or an abscessed tooth and you can’t make it to our dental office. You may have an infection that requires antibiotics as soon as possible.
  • If you’ve knocked out a tooth and can’t see us within an hour.

As an emergency dentist in Woodstock with your best interest at heart, Dr. Patel and our team have made emergency care a priority. We have the training, experience, and compassion to help you or a loved one in any situation and we’re always just a phone call away!