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Emergency Dentist Alpharetta GA

Just like other parts of your body, your mouth can experience sudden or unexpected problems. While a bad fall and knocked out tooth is a clear indication you need an emergency dentist, there are other dental problems that can leave patients wondering if they need urgent care. In general, it is always best to call your dentist to describe your concern and get accurate advice as to whether you need an emergency dental visit or if your treatment can wait.

5 Reasons Patients Need an Emergency Dentist

There are many types of dental emergencies, with some of them being more common or painful than others. Typically, the following oral health situations warrant a trip to an emergency dentist, or at least an immediate phone call for guidance on further action:

#1 A Broken or Knocked Out Tooth
If you suffered a large tooth break or if your tooth was completely knocked out, your tooth can often be salvaged by saving the tooth or the tooth remnants. There are specific, time-sensitive rules for saving an avulsed tooth so be sure to call your emergency dentist right away.

#2 Constant or Unbearable Oral Pain
While not every toothache demands a same-day dental appointment, you should never ignore dental pain. Sudden tooth pain can indicate a severe cavity, infection or other oral health problem that needs prompt treatment from your dentist. Tooth pain can exist in many forms, including pain when biting down, jolts of pain when coming in contact with hot/cold substances or a throbbing ache that persists throughout the entire day.

#3 Uncontrolled Oral Bleeding
Whether the bleeding is due to a recent dental procedure or traumatic injury, if there is oral bleeding that won’t stop, then a trip to the emergency dentist is non-negotiable. In the meantime, apply gentle yet firm pressure to the bleeding area.

#4 Crown Fell Off
Not every patient experiences pain when their crown falls of. However, your exposed tooth still needs to be covered and protected. For those who still have the crown, a dentist may suggest applying a temporary sealant for your crown using petroleum jelly until you can attend your dental appointment for crown replacement.

#5 Facial Swelling
Facial swelling along with dental pain often points to an infection or dental abscess. This needs emergency treatment to not only stop the discomfort but to prevent the spread of the infection, which can compromise your overall health.

At Crabapple Dental, we bring expertise in all facets of dentistry, which means we proudly treat all types of dental emergencies. If you are not sure if your dental problem needs urgent treatment, please call our office so that your oral heath doesn’t suffer.

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123