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Have Tooth Pain? Avoid This

Woman with a toothache

Pain in any part of your body can grab your attention. Pain signals are your body’s natural way of communicating to your brain that something just isn’t right. This also applies to your mouth. In fact, dental pain can be quite disruptive. Some people find it difficult to eat, sleep or even concentrate when they have tooth pain. While you may be desperate to get out of pain, it is critical that you avoid certain things when seeking help for your toothache.

If you are suffering from dental pain, follow these rules:

  • Don’t go to the ER. Unless you have a bad cut or uncontrolled bleeding in the mouth, a visit to the ER is not the best place to get emergency dental treatment. ERs are not equipped with the proper dental equipment and trained professionals it takes to diagnose and treat dental concerns. It can not only be ineffective, but it may even do more harm than good. Only a dentist can relieve your pain while also addressing the root issue of your dental discomfort.
  • Don’t ignore it. Although dental pain is difficult to ignore, don’t try and “power through” a toothache. If your dental pain is related to an infection or decay, the problem will just get worse and may even spread to nearby teeth and the underlying tissues and bones that support your teeth. Seeking prompt dental treatment can save your tooth as well as protect your wallet from costly repairs!
  • Don’t put aspirin on it.Contrary to circulating rumors about putting aspirin on a toothache, this is not a recommended remedy. Aspirin can burn the gum tissues and fail to provide proper relief. Instead, rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss around the tooth. If the pain still persists, call your dentist for an emergency dental appointment.
  • Don’t self-diagnose. We all do it. When we suffer sudden pain in our body, we scour the Internet for answers and potential remedies. Avoid the temptation to self-diagnose yourself. Let a trained dental professional and advanced dental imaging identify an accurate cause of your symptoms. Jumping to your own conclusions could result in worsening pain and neglected infection or decay.

At Mitzi Morris, DMD, we proudly offer full-service dental care to our patients, which means we can handle all types of dental emergencies. We encourage you to call our office if you are unsure whether or not your dental pain warrants an appointment. It is always better to be safe than sorry – especially with your smile!

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

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