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Emergency Dental Care in Savannah

Are you experiencing a dental emergency? Don't hesitate to contact our Savannah, GA, office to discuss a solution. Our experienced staff will be able to handle your emergency dental needs, and often can find a quick solution. We never double book our patients, which gives us the ability to handle your emergency needs! 

As skilled periodontists, Dr. Kimberly Turner and Dr. John O’Neill are both doctors of dental medicine who completed their residency training in periodontics. So, while our practice specializes in periodontal services, we can certainly assist with most any dental emergency that you or a loved one may be facing. And if your situation calls for another dental professional, then we will be happy to provide you with a reference. However, in any case, know that you can call our office at (912) 355-2688 for our expert advice on what you should do for any type of dental emergency in Savannah.

Emergency Treatment at Savannah Periodontics

There are a number of emergency dental circumstances when the advanced training of Dr. Turner and Dr. O’Neill are desirable. For example, if you have an abscess, then our doctors can help. An abscess happens when there is a serious infection in your mouth. The abscess is a pus-filled sac that surrounds the infection. When the pus can’t drain, the abscess becomes more swollen and painful. There are two types of abscess: a gum abscess is caused by infection that builds in the small space between your gum and tooth, and a tooth-related abscess that is located at the tip of a tooth root and usually results when there is an infection inside the tooth. This abscess can spread to the surrounding bone tissue. Either type requires immediate attention not only to relieve the pain, but also to stop the spread of infection.

Tooth Extraction

Although most tooth extractions are planned as part of an overall course of treatment, there are times when a tooth must be removed on an emergency basis. Sometimes, a tooth is too badly damaged from a traumatic injury or decay to be repaired. In this case, our doctors can safely and comfortably extract the tooth. Another instance is when a wisdom tooth is causing pain. Also known as the third set of molars, wisdom teeth usually develop between the ages of 17 and 25. Whether these large teeth erupt or remain impacted below the gum, they can cause spacing and crowding problems for your other teeth. In addition, if a wisdom tooth is partially erupted, then perisoronitis is a risk. This inflammation of a wisdom tooth happens when foods get trapped beneath the gum. Dr. Turner or Dr. O’Neill can remove the debris, clean the area and treat with a topical antibiotic. If you are having any discomfort or pain related to your wisdom teeth, then please call Savannah Periodontics to schedule a wisdom tooth consultation.

Call Our Office Today

For treatment or advice on any dental emergency in Savannah, call our office at (912) 355-2688. Our doctors and staff are ready to help.

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