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Do I Have a Dental Emergency? Marietta, GA
A woman with severe dental pain at emergency dental appointment.

Have you ever wondered why would I need to contact a dentist in an emergency? How do I know if I am having a dental emergency? What do I do in a dental emergency? These questions could be scary if you have not already done your research and understand the steps to follow. If you are in Marietta or the surrounding areas, Pure Smiles Dentistry is just a phone call away to assist you with your dental emergency.

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency could be a number of things. Common dental emergencies include toothaches, chipped/broken teeth, knocked-out tooth, partially dislodged tooth, objects stuck between teeth, and soft tissue injuries.

What do I do in a dental emergency?

Here are a few tips to help you in your emergency prior to seeing your dentist. Important Reminder: these tips are a temporary solution until you reach your dentist and have them assist you with your dental emergency.

  • Toothaches – Rinse your mouth with warm water and floss to remove any food. If you have a swollen mouth, take a cold compress to the outside of your mouth/cheek.
  • Chipped/broken tooth – Save your tooth if you can. Rinse your mouth with warm water and if bleeding apply gauze to the area for 10 minutes. Take a cold compress to the outside of area nearest to the chipped/broken tooth to relieve pain and swelling.
  • Knocked-out tooth – Rinse and keep the tooth moist until you get to your dentist. If possible, try putting the tooth back in the socket without touching the root and gently bite down to keep the tooth in place. It is important to only handle the tooth by the top of the tooth. If you cannot put it back into the socket, place the tooth in a small container of milk to preserve the tooth.
  • Partially dislodged tooth – Until you get to the dentist, take a cold compress to the outside of the mouth/cheek in the area you are experiencing the pain.
  • Objects stuck between teeth – Gently floss the area to try to remove the object. Never use a sharp object to remove the stuck object.
  • Soft tissue injuries – These injuries would cause bleeding to the tongue, cheeks, gums or lips. To stop the bleeding, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply gauze to the area for 15 to 20 minutes until the bleeding stops. To control bleeding and pain, hold a cold compress to the outside of the area.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency and live in Marietta or the surrounding areas, Pure Smiles Dentistry will do their best to make sure you are seen as soon as possible during normal business hours.

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
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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We are conveniently located on Dallas Highway near many restaurants and shops!

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

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