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Is This Really a Dental Emergency?

man with a toothache

An unexpected blow to the face or sudden injury to the mouth can foster immediate pain and fear, especially when you suspect your tooth has been knocked loose. While a loose or avulsed tooth is an obvious reason to visit an emergency dentist, there are other dental concerns that leave patients unsure and wondering if they really need immediate care.

To Call or Not to Call?

Colgate offers insight into common dental and mouth injuries, including teeth that are cracked, broken or knocked out. In these cases, the need to get emergency dental care depends on where the tooth is located and the severity of the damage. In general, if you have a minor crack or fracture in a tooth without significant pain, you can likely wait until normal business hours to contact your dentist. However, if a portion of a tooth is broken off or if the tooth comes out completely, an emergency phone call to the dentist is required. It is important to remember that if you are uncertain as to whether your dental problem warrants emergency care, go ahead and call the dental office to find out.

Quick Rules for a Knocked Out Tooth

If a tooth has been knocked out, you have a few things to do in addition to calling your dentist. In order to retain the possibility of saving the tooth, try not to touch or handle the tooth by its root. It is also critical that you keep it moist until you get to the dentist. You can do this by placing the tooth back in its socket and holding it there or preserving the avulsed tooth in cup of milk.

When Pain is the Only Symptom

Some dental emergencies can’t get explained by a sudden injury or even physical signs of damage. This is the case when there is an abscess below the gum line or along the jaw. Dental abscesses can produce severe pain. Let the discomfort be your sign to get yourself to the dentist promptly. Antibiotics and other infection-fighting treatments may be necessary.

Quality Emergency Dental Care in Roswell

Dr. Mitzi Morris understands how frightening and disruptive dental emergencies can be. However, we also know that not every dental concern is a true emergency. To put your mind at ease and get the timely treatment you need and deserve, please call our Roswell office. Dental emergencies are unpredictable, so we reserve time in our daily schedules to treat your urgent dental problems.


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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