If you have ever had a toothache, you know it can be very painful. And in some instances a toothache can be considered a dental emergency. To complicate matters more, there may be some symptoms of a toothache that cause you to wonder whether or you should see a physician or a dentist. Events like a knocked out tooth or other injury of the mouth can often be resolved quickly if you see a dentist.
Are there emergency dentists? Whether you know it or not, it most likely is your very own family dentist. Many dentists offer emergency hours and on call services for dental emergencies. If not, you may be able to find a clinic that specializes in emergency dentistry. These facilities are open 24 hours a day just for emergencies. Either way, you can be assured that you can find help when you need it.
Most likely, if you visit a physician for your dental emergency, he will give you medication to help you over a period of time until you can see a dentist. Obviously, a dentist can prescribe pain medication just like a physician. So it may be faster and timelier if you see a dentist in the first place. If you are in pain, you probably don’t want to waste the extra time (and money) it would take to see a physician first. Obviously, if you have an injury that is causing your dental emergency, make sure it is not life threatening before you choose between a physician and a dentist.
If you have a toothache, abscess, root canal problems, broken or chipped tooth, knocked out tooth, swollen gums, broken dentures, decayed tooth roots, loose crowns, lost fillings, wisdom teeth problems or pain in the mouth or gums, know you can contact a dentist. We are more than happy to assist you in evaluating these types of situations. In 2012 we added endodontic and periodontic experienced dentists to our practice, i.e. root canals and extractions.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328
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