At Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re currently providing same-day emergency treatments and essential care services on an as-needed basis. Due to COVID-19, dentists in Dunwoody and the surrounding areas have had to restrict their office hours to exclude things like routine or preventative care visits, such as your regular checkups and cleanings.
Fortunately, we’re always here to answer your questions, provide same-day emergency care, and treat pain related to toothaches or dental infections. Here are some simple FAQ to review before you give us a call:
How Should I Treat My Toothache?
Mild to moderate tooth pain can be managed with an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen until social distancing restrictions are lifted. However, if the pain is severe, call our Dunwoody dentist. We may need to call in medication to tide you over or arrange to meet you at our office to provide same-day treatment.
I Have Swelling. What Should I Do?
Minor swelling can be managed with ibuprofen and rinsing with warm salt water. However, if the swelling is spreading into adjacent areas or there’s a visible abscess, please call our office.
What’s the Best Thing to do for a Broken Tooth?
Store the tooth in a sealed container, cover it with water (and a pinch of salt) and bring it straight to our office. As long as we see you within 1-2 hours, it may be possible to reattach it.
What if it Hurts to Eat?
If you can’t eat, drink, or perform normal daily activities, then call our Dunwoody dentist immediately. This level of pain or discomfort requires urgent attention, regardless of your age.
In pain? Call Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to speak with one of our providers.
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