Nobody plans for an emergency, but sometimes you get a toothache on the weekend, or a crown falls out. Unfortunately, those are things that happen - and we're here to help you!
You can get in touch with us at Blairsville Dentistry - even on the weekend!
Emergencies always happen at the most inconvenient times. Especially tooth pain, which seems to happen when we least expect it, such as when you are heading out of town for vacation, on your way to a special event or trying to get through your work day.
Don't worry! We are here to provide you with quality emergency dental care.
- We will assess your level of pain, how long you've been in pain and whether or not the pain is keeping you up at night.
- Then we'll get you scheduled for an appointment with one of our highly qualified dentists.
- We will take an x-ray of the area bothering you and one of our gentle dentists will perform an exam to diagnose the source of your pain.
Tooth pain can mean many different things. It does not always mean that Endodontic treatment (a root canal) or extraction is necessary, although teeth that need this treatment can cause tremendous discomfort.
If it is determined that one of these services is necessary, we have a dentist on staff that can perform Endodontic treatment and extractions.
We will schedule you an appointment to see him and assess what we can do to control the discomfort prior to your visit with the specialized dentist. However, if you need a filling, crown or bridge we can typically start treatment the same day! If the pain is due to infection or other unforeseen circumstances and we cannot complete the services in the same day, we will appoint you for another day that fits your busy schedule. At this time your expert dentist will assess what is necessary to curb your discomfort until we are able to complete treatment.
Sometimes patients have dental emergencies, yet have no pain. This can mean that you have:
- Chipped a tooth
- Lost a filling
- Lost a crown
- A mouth sore, etc.
If this is the case, we still want to see you as soon as possible. At times, these happenings can start out pain-free but then develop to a painful level very quickly. We never want our patients to be in pain, especially if it is preventable by having services completed prior to this pain beginning. Occasionally, we can re-cement a crown for you as long as the crown still fits and the tooth structure underneath is healthy. Oftentimes this can be done without numbing or drilling! It is important to note that leaving these "minor" emergencies untreated can result in a bigger problem. We always recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible if you chip a tooth or lose a restoration.