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How to Handle a Dental Emergency Gainesville, GA
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No emergency occurs at a good time, and dental emergencies are no exception. Regardless of how young or old you are, dental emergencies can be painful, stressful, and scary situations. Knowing how to handle a dental emergency before one occurs can give you a better chance for successfully restoring the health of your mouth.

A knocked out tooth is one of the most critical dental emergencies that can happen, and it requires immediate intervention. When a tooth is knocked out of its socket, or even just knocked loose within its socket, it will become severed from its blood supply and its lifeline. Reconnection with the blood vessels is imperative for saving the tooth. If it is at all possible, the tooth should be placed back into its socket so that it can try to reconnect with its blood supply on its own. However, if it is not possible to place the tooth back into its socket, it must be kept moist in a small amount of your saliva or milk. Get yourself immediately to the dentist for the best chance of saving your tooth.

A knocked out tooth is an obvious dental emergency, yet there are others that are often more problematic. Many people tend to ignore other issues within their mouths because they mistakenly believe that they will just heal on their own. However, most dental issues will not resolve themselves and will only become worse over time. It is this progression that causes significant problems to develop – not to mention a higher cost of necessary treatment. While the following may not require immediate intervention, they should all be addressed by your dentist within just a couple of days:

  • A cracked or broken tooth
  • A damaged dental bridge or crown
  • A knocked out tooth
  • A lost filling
  • An infection or abscess in the mouth
  • An injured jaw
  • Dental bleeding
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Swelling in the mouth
  • Tooth pain

At Gainesville Dental Group, we want to meet all of your dental needs. If you have any type of dental emergency arise, please contact us right away. We are here for you.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

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Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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426 Spring St SE
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.