Need a dentist right now? Call now at 770-214-4616. Dental emergencies never happen at a convenient time, and that’s why we try to make getting an emergency dental care appointment as easy as possible. We have walk-in treatment, and we often have same-day appointments for emergency patients.
For our patients who do not have dental insurance we offer a limited (emergency exam) special offer.
We try to see all of our emergency patients the same day that they call – nobody wants to walk around with a toothache or a bump on their gums. While our goal is to always provide comprehensive care and a range of services, in an emergency situation our primary aim is to get you comfortable and out of dental pain, and as such, we may provide palliative treatment to make you comfortable during your urgent dental care appointment, and then schedule you for a longer visit where we can render full treatment.
Our dental office can take care of broken Fillings, loose crowns, broken Dentures, broken teeth, tooth pain, swelling, chipped teeth, loose teeth, and more. If you require emergency dental services, please call now at 770-214-4616.
We are your go-to office in Buford, GA for emergency dentistry. Our goal is to get you out of pain and make you comfortable, and as such we will try to start the necessary treatment on the same day – whether it’s a root canal, chipped tooth, or an extraction. While we will make every effort to provide definitive care on the same day of your emergency appointment, the complexity of your treatment and/or time constraints might require us to place a temporary filling or temporary crown to get you comfortable, and then reappoint you for further care.
At Lake Lanier Smiles, we offer a wide range of emergency services including treatment of:
If you require emergency dental services, please call now at 770-214-4616.
Sometimes we find that a tooth cannot be saved, and in this case the tooth needs to be extracted. If we determine that you do need a tooth taken out, we will try to do the tooth extraction the same day of your appointment.
Sometimes a cavity has progressed to the point where it reaches the nerve. In this case you will likely have a pounding, throbbing pain that lasts for a while, and these symptoms can sometimes mean that the tooth needs a root canal. If after evaluating your tooth we determine that a root canal will be necessary to save the tooth, we are often able to start the root canal for you that same day, and get you out of pain and comfortable again.
If you have an after-hours emergency, please call the office for instructions.
Below is a list of general information about dental emergencies. This information is for educational purposes only and is not designed to replace coming to the dentist:
Temporary crown out – even though we use strong cements, it’s possible for a dental crown to come out. If your temporary crown comes out, please call us and be sure to bring the crown with you. Do not try to recement the crown with other types of cement. If you are away on vacation and the crown is in an esthetic area, you can go to the drug store and purchase Fixodent (for dentures) and use the material to help hold the crown in until you can come in to the office.Tooth pushed back, forward, in, or down – when a tooth is moved out of its normal position, we call this a “luxation.” If you have a tooth that has been moved from its normal position, please call our office immediately. Because the mouth tends to heal very quickly, if a tooth is knocked out of position, it can heal back in the wrong position. Thus, it’s important that you contact us as soon as possible so we can try to put the tooth back in the proper position for correct healing.
Tooth knocked out – if a tooth has been knocked out, please call the office immediately. When a tooth is knocked out of your mouth, the long-term prognosis for keeping the tooth is very poor, thus, it’s important that we treat you as soon as possible. If you have the tooth, do not wash, scrape or clean off the tooth. If at all possible, put the tooth in a cup of saliva or in milk. Doing so will help prolong the life of the tooth outside of the mouth.
Painful denture or denture sore spot – as much as we try to make dentures and removable partials 100% comfortable, denture sores can occur. If you have a denture sore, please call the office to come in to be seen. In addition, please make sure you wear the denture for a bit on the day before and of your appointment. If your denture hurts and you take it out for a week, when you come for treatment, the sore spot may have healed already, and we won’t be able to see it to adjust the denture.
Unlike a bruise or a mild ankle sprain, dental problems generally do not resolve on their own. In fact, many dental conditions will get worse the longer they are left untreated. Call today so you can be comfortable eating and chewing again.Get in Touch