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Emergency Dentist - Acworth, GA

Don’t Leave Your Urgent Issue to Chance!

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When it comes to urgent dental problems, they can appear just as suddenly as just about any other medical emergency. One moment you’re living your life or working at your job, the next you’re clutching your mouth in pain due to a chipped or damaged tooth. In other cases, dental issues that should have been handled sooner can easily turn into major toothaches that become impossible to ignore. When these incidents occur, you should have a place you know you can call. If you believe you are experiencing a dental emergency, give our doctors a call today to set up your appointment. When you do, we’ll get you seen as soon as possible for treatment!

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How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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The Most Common Dental Emergencies

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There are many different types of dental emergencies that can occur, which is why it’s always best to give us a call if you’re concerned, even if you aren’t sure what you’re experiencing constitutes as a dental emergency. Below, you can look over the most common dental emergencies that always warrant a call to our office!

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

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Until we have a look at the dental emergency you’re experiencing, it’s extremely difficult to know how much your treatment costs will be. After completing a detailed evaluation and confirming the services that would best restore your smile and oral health, you’ll receive an estimate for the cost of your care. We’ll make sure that you know the costs associated with treatment immediately after your emergency exam and work with you to build a treatment plan that fits into your budget. Thankfully, dental visits are largely more affordable compared to medical ones. Keep in mind that the longer you go without completing treatment, the higher your chances are of your dental care costing more.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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According to the American Dental Association, there has been a significant increase in the number of patients visiting the emergency room for dental pain (approx. 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.1 million in 2010). What was the leading cause of these dental emergencies? It turns out, dental decay was the most common, an issue that can be prevented when you take the right steps. We recommend keeping these tips in mind to reduce your risk of having to deal with a dental emergency later!

Visit Your Dentist Every Six Months

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Although brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash can all help reduce your chances of oral health problems, like tooth decay, your oral hygiene regimen is ultimately incomplete if you don’t visit your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. After all, early warning signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and the like can all fly under the radar without routine exams, and plaque and tartar can buildup if you don’t get a professional cleaning twice a year!

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene At Home

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Between visits, it’s extremely important that you take good care of your teeth and gums. That necessitates a solid oral hygiene regimen, which starts with brushing twice a day and extends to flossing and rinsing with mouthwash each evening. It’s also worth mentioning here the importance of using the right tools and completing each step of your routine for the appropriate amount of time. For example, you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and rinse with mouthwash for the full 30-60 seconds.

Stick to a Nutritious Diet

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Since what you eat directly impacts your oral health, what you eat directly impacts the likelihood of you sustaining a dental injury. So, do your best not to consume added sugar in excess! Additionally, fill your plate with fresh fruits, raw vegetables, and other nutrient-dense foods. These will help give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to keep your teeth strong as well as fight off infections.

Wear a Mouthguard to Protect Your Teeth

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There’s a common misconception that only wrestlers, football players, and others who participate in contact sports need to wear a mouthguard. That’s not the case! After all, you can also seriously damage your smile if you fall during a solo sport, like skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding. So, whether you participate in a contact or non-contact sport, you should always wear a mouthguard. We also recommend wearing one if you have Bruxism or clench your teeth throughout the day.

Use Tools to Open Packages, Not Your Teeth

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Since your teeth are sharp and strong, you might be tempted to use them to open a bag of chips, cut off a piece of tape, or remove a clothing tag. However, using your teeth as tools is one of the easiest ways to wind up with a serious dental injury, like a noticeable crack or severe fracture. Simply put, always use the right tools, like scissors or a bottle cap opener.

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