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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Park Family Dentistry

General Family Dentist located in Stone Mountain, GA

If you or your child experience a dental emergency, regardless of the time of day or night, dentist Chin Park, DMD, and his experienced dental team are here for you. At Park Family Dentistry in Stone Mountain, Georgia, they offer emergency dentistry, including root canals, crowns, tooth extractions, and trauma care to restore your beautiful smile. Call for an appointment with Park Family Dentistry today or use the online booking tool.

Emergency Dentistry

What is emergency dentistry?

A dental emergency is any type of dental trauma that requires immediate care. Examples include:

  • A knocked-out tooth
  • A cracked tooth
  • Gum or mouth lacerations
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • A toothache
  • Severe tooth or gum pain
  • An infected tooth
  • A tooth abscess
  • A broken crown or bridge

If you or your child experience a dental emergency, see the Park Family Dentistry team right away by calling for a same-day appointment or by walking in.

What should I do during a dental emergency?

In the case of a dental emergency, do the following until you arrive at Park Family Dentistry:

Cracked tooth 

If you experience a cracked tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and place a cold compress on your face to reduce swelling.

Knocked-out tooth

In the case of a knocked-out permanent tooth, save the tooth and keep it moist. Place it back in its socket if you can, in some milk, or between your cheek and gums until you arrive at Park Family Dentistry for treatment.

Toothache

When a toothache occurs, rinse your mouth with warm water. Use an ice pack for comfort and minimize swelling until your dentist can treat you.

Soft tissue laceration

If you injure your tongue, lip, or gums, keep the area clean by rinsing it in warm water. Use a cold pack to relieve pain and reduce swelling.

What happens during treatment?

The type of dental emergency you experience indicates which treatment you require to restore teeth or gums. Dr. Park might recommend:

  • Soft tissue repair
  • A root canal
  • Tooth extraction
  • Another dental surgery
  • A crown or bridge
  • Dental implants

He reviews your medical history, examines your teeth and gums, and takes dental X-rays to determine which emergency dentistry treatment plan is right for you or your child.

How can I avoid dental emergencies?

You can’t always avoid dental emergencies, which is why the expert Park Family Dentistry team is here for you when you need them the most. 

Wear a mouthguard when playing sports and don’t chew on ice, hard candy, popcorn kernels, or other hard objects. Avoid using your teeth to open packages and keep routine dental exams and cleanings with Park Family Dentistry providers.

The next time you experience a dental emergency, call Park Family Dentistry for a same-day appointment, or simply walk in.