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.
"It's difficult to know where to begin! Our family of 4, plus my mother, have all been cared for by Dr. Toms and his staff for over 20 years. From my children's dental needs (wisdom teeth, too!) to my elderly mother's care, Dr. Toms has always helped us sort through all options and guided us all the way. His skill and sensitivity put both of my children at ease and they now are adults who are comfortable with dental visits. Dr. Toms has been a great friend to our family! Very highly recommended."- J.M. / Google / Mar 22, 2022
"I know he is a very positive person that believes in his patients and family taken care of."- M.T. / Google / Jan 06, 2022
"Kind, professional staff led by a very knowledgeable and caring dentist. Very accommodating to patients, they work as a team. They strive for excellence in all areas of their services. Office is beautifully decorated and well organized. Myself and a large part of my family have been regular patients for years. Now that I’ve moved out of the immediate area I still drive back to keep my dental care on the same high level with the same people."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Sep 28, 2021
"Great Dentist. friendly, efficient and personable staff. The dentist is honest and will not push unnecessary procedures."- C.C. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
"I recently moved to GA and had not established care with a dentist yet. While I was eating, a crown from a previous root canal came off. So, I needed to find a dentist ASAP! I have pretty significant dental-related anxiety and previously sought out a dentist certified in sedation dentistry for this reason. I found several several recommendations for Dr. Toms online and was pleasantly surprised and relieved to learn that he is certified and proficient in both oral and IV sedation. I called his office to schedule an appointment and did not expect a next-day appointment! The staff was so friendly on the phone, and even more welcoming in person! They made me feel like a long time regular patient from the first moment I met them! I filled out all of my paperwork online before my appointment and just had to sign them once I arrived., The check-in process was smooth and quick, and I waited less than 10 minutes to see Dr.,Toms., They even scheduled my cleaning 2 days later! Highly recommend!"- J.M. / Google / May 23, 2021
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
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.
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.
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.