Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Braselton Smile Studio: Oluyemi Workman, DDS

Dentist located in Braselton, GA

Severe mouth pain, knocked-out teeth, or an abscessed tooth are all emergency situations that should have you headed to an emergency dentist immediately. General dentist Dr. Oluyemi Workman, DDS, and her staff at Braselton Smile Studio in Braselton, Georgia are proud to serve the emergency dental needs of you and your whole family. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, don't wait. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dental care?

Emergency dentists treat mouth and dental injuries that require immediate attention. Dental emergencies are typically any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth. Visiting Dr. Workman within 30 minutes of your mouth or tooth injury can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.

Are you in need of emergency dental care?

It's never a bad idea to find emergency dental care if you're concerned about a severe oral injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family. Common dental emergency situations include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Severe tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
  • An injury to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A severely broken or cracked tooth
  • A tear or laceration on your lips

You may not be dealing with a dental emergency if you chip a tooth but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely. Even so, it’s a good idea to contact Dr. Workman so she can tell you how to handle your tooth until you can get to the office.

 

How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. Without immediate dental care, there's a good chance you'll lose the tooth for good. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Do your best to avoid touching the tooth's roots.

As you clean the tooth, hold it gently by the top, or crown. Never pick up your tooth from the root. If it's possible, place the tooth back in your mouth and into the gum where it was knocked out. Close your mouth and bite down gently on the tooth, if you can. It might help to bite down on a soft piece of gauze until you can visit Dr. Oluyemi Workman. Call the office at Braselton Smile Studio right away, or have someone call for you who can explain the situation.

If the tooth can't be replaced in the empty socket, place it in a small cup of cold milk. The milk will help preserve the roots until you can make it into the office. Don't let a broken tooth prevent you from enjoying your smile. Call Dr. Workman for expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.

 

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