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Dental Emergencies

Dental-related Emergencies

If you have a dental emergency during our business hours, call us at (404) 373-2667. We can almost always give a same-day appointment to a patient suffering dental trauma.

Before You Call

If you’ve recently had a procedure, such as a crown placement, please note that sensitivity to temperature and feeling pressure is normal. If you received an injection, you may experience some discomfort after your treatment is completed. If your pain or pressure continues to worsen, or if your temporary crown falls out, please contact us immediately at (404) 373-2667.

Common dental emergencies include broken teeth, toothaches, jaw pain, and more. The American Dental Association offers concise information that can help you determine your injury.

Below, you can learn about the most common dental emergencies. If you experience any of these issues, we highly recommend you call our office to ensure you receive the immediate care you need.

Broken Teeth

If you break a tooth, contact our office. Then, rinse your mouth with warm water to cleanse the area of any remaining fragments. You can use a cold compress to reduce possible swelling.


A toothache may be an indication that you’re experiencing a problem with your oral health. If your tooth is overly sensitive to temperatures, hurts when pressure is applied, or is exuding blood or pus, contact our office immediately. Do not put aspirin or other painkillers directly onto your gums, as doing so may burn the tissues.

Knocked Out Teeth

If you or a loved one’s tooth gets knocked out, it’s imperative you try to save the tooth. Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse it off very carefully. Do not scrub it or remove any tissue that remains. If you can, reinsert the tooth into its socket and hold it there. Otherwise, you can put the tooth in a glass of milk. Call Dr. Winter’s office immediately, or go to the emergency room. The sooner you get to a medical professional, the better your chances of saving your tooth!

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, contact our dental practice now! We serve all of Decatur, Atlanta, and the surrounding areas.