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Address Tooth Pain with These 4 Steps Marietta, GA
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Dental pain can be hard to ignore. A painful tooth can limit your ability to eat, sleep and even concentrate. When tooth pain reaches a level that interferes with your normal, everyday activities, it needs to be addressed by an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Our Marietta office remains available to treat severe tooth pain and other dental emergencies. You can trust that we implement the highest standards of safety and protection during these visits.

When Your Tooth Hurts, Take These Steps

Not every toothache will warrant an emergency dental visit. At the first sign of discomfort, you can follow these steps at home to determine if it is a mild issue that you can treat yourself.

Look in the Mirror

. Grab a flashlight and a mirror and open wide. Try your best to get a good look at the area that is causing pain. You may need a family member to help you. When examining the affected tooth, ask yourself the following:

  • Are there visibly broken areas?
  • Is there swelling or bleeding?
  • Do the gums look especially red?
  • Is there an abscess or drainage present?

Gently Clean

Next, try to carefully clean around the tooth with a toothbrush and floss to ensure there is not a food particle stuck under the gums or between your teeth.

Treat Minor Symptoms

Try rinsing with warm salt water and taking an OTC anti-inflammatory. This can help reduce and alleviate discomfort until you can see a dentist.

Call an Emergency Dentist

Contact Pure Smiles Dentistry to discuss your tooth pain. You should be prepared to share your findings, describe your symptoms and report your level of pain. Depending on your situation, we can arrange for a same-day dental visit if emergency treatment is warranted. Most importantly, do not ignore dental pain. Doing so can lead to worsening pain and more complicated treatment.

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2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


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Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month

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What Pure Smiles Marietta Patient Says

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

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2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month