Emergency Dental Care Overview
Injuries happen, which is why our general dentist, Dr. Patrick B. Toms, provides emergency care hours at his practice in Gainesville, GA. A broken restoration, a chipped tooth, and teeth that have been knocked out are common dental emergencies we see at our North Georgia practice. Dental incidents can result from biting or chewing food that is too hard, playing a contact sport, getting into an accident, or injuring your face in a bad fall. Our team at Patrick B. Toms, D.M.D. is ready to assist you or your child when a dental emergency strikes your family.
Whether you feel pain or not, your comfort level is not a great indicator of injury. You may not feel pain, which is why having an experienced dentist like Dr. Toms take a look at your teeth in person and on an x-ray is important. We will always make your dental crisis a priority by offering immediate care along with ways to relieve discomfort when a toothache becomes unbearable. Contact us after hours when you need Dr. Toms to assist in your dental care.
"Had a very fast, and great experience in Dr. Toms office. Everyone was friendly, and very helpful."- T.R. / Facebook / Mar 24, 2020
"I have extreme anxiety and fear about the dentist. I had a lower molar that had been troubling me for years but no dentist could ever get it to numb enough to fix it due to my resistance to local anesthetics. Dr. Toms used sedation dentistry techniques to correct the issues with my tooth and I can honestly say it was the best experience I have ever had with a dentist. I highly recommend his practice especially if you deal with anxiety over dentistry work. He and his staff were extremely friendly and made me feel like I was there only concern. The procedure was painless (although I must admit I dont think I was even awake for most of it) and just a few hours later I can acually chew again with a tooth I haven't been able to use for years. Thank you Dr. Toms!"- J.G. / Google / Feb 12, 2020
"I have been a patient of Dr. Toms for a very long time! My kids are too, as well as many other family members. I trust his opinion, and expertise. He is not going to recommend any unnecessary services. He and his staff have a gentle touch and are always so friendly, welcoming and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Toms to anyone looking for excellent dental care!"- C.R. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"Been seeing Dr. Tom's for about 10 years now, have had extensive work done. I am very happy with him and his staff always professional and courteous."- K.L. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"Dr. Toms, Lorie, and entire staff have been providing dental care to my family for many years. We have complete trust in their capabilities as dental professionals as well as their honesty and integrity. It is a blessing to recieve dental care from a group of people who make you feel like family. Thank you !!!!"- S.B. / Healthgrades / Jul 16, 2019
Best Candidates for Emergency Dental Care
It's possible you will need urgent dental care if your fixed restoration or tooth falls out, you have severe tooth and face pain, or you have a broken tooth. Any time you have a dental trauma that impacts your gums, teeth, or jaw, it is smart to contact our office, regardless if you think you are a candidate or not. Dr. Toms along with his team will be able to help you determine how soon to come in, ways to reduce pain, and how to store your tooth or dental restoration should it fall out. Even small injuries may lead to larger problems if not handled as soon as possible. It is always best to err on the side of caution and contact our office right away.
What To Expect with Emergency Dental Care
Each dental crisis is different, so Dr. Toms will thoroughly evaluate your situation prior to making a diagnosis during your consultation. Digital x-rays might be needed to look for hidden damage. After Dr. Toms understands the degree of your problem, he will speak with you about your options and develop your treatment plan. Our team may deliver only the necessary treatment you need after hours, such as giving you a prescription for an antibiotic or pain reliever and then do the extensive work during regular office hours. Of course, he will make sure you leave with your teeth (even if it is a temporary restoration, intact.
Emergency Dental Care Recovery
According to your condition, Dr. Toms can offer you directions that will help you recover following your treatment at Patrick B. Toms, D.M.D. He can give you a prescription for pain medication or antibiotics, which should be used as directed. He may also tell you if you should make an appointment for a different treatment or a follow-up examination.
After your dental crisis is treated, you might speak with Dr. Toms about methods to prevent potential accidents, including a custom-made mouth guard that should be worn during contact sports. Always continue to follow a good home oral hygiene routine with flossing and brushing to help keep your gums and teeth healthy and strong. During your yearly dental examination at Patrick B. Toms, D.M.D., Dr. Toms will continue to monitor your recovery progress.
Emergency Dental Care Insurance Coverage
If you have dental insurance, we will contact your insurer to determine your coverage and benefits after Dr. Toms has established your treatment program. If you are not using insurance, our practice takes many payment methods and we can help you get low-interest CareCredit® financing. Do not delay handling a dental crisis due to concerns over price because waiting may lead to a more serious issue.
Call Dr. TOms for care
Anytime you are in pain, have a broken crown, or have experienced trauma to your teeth, gums, or jaw, call Patrick B. Toms, D.M.D. for urgent care. Dr. Toms, along with his seasoned dental staff, will help to manage your pain and repair any injuries to your gums, teeth, jawbone, or dental work. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our office in Gainesville, GA for help.