Hosaka Family Dental

What are some common dental emergencies?

When you have an oral health change, it is not always clear whether the situation is a dental emergency. For this reason, we encourage our patients to give us a call to discuss their symptoms. A team member can make the best determination—whether or not to see the dentist immediately or wait a few days. However, when if you’re in pain or your oral health is at risk, we want to see you as soon as possible.

Any number of situations can mean emergency dentistry in Smyrna, GA, and it’s impossible to consider them all. However, the most common dental emergencies that we see include:

  • Toothache
  • Jaw pain and swelling
  • Oral injury

In many cases, a toothache with jaw swelling means deep decay or root infection. A root infection requires root canal therapy in Smyrna, GA.  This procedure finds our dentist numbing the treatment site and gently extracting the infected tissue from your tooth. We seal this with a healing agent and temporary tooth filling. At a later appointment, we close with a permanent filling or dental crown.

Sports-related injuries are also fairly common, which is why your Smyrna dentist recommends wearing a mouthguard if you compete.

Dental Emergency? We Are Here for You

If you have a dental emergency or if you’re unsure, talk to a member of our team today.

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