Emergency Dentistry


When that unexpected dental emergency occurs, we know you only have one thing on your mind – getting out of pain.

Dr. Flax understands completely. Dental emergencies take top priority at our office. In fact, we strategically leave time in our daily scheduling to accommodate the unexpected emergency. So even if you have never been to our office before, we will get you in today! The sooner you contact us at (404) 255-9080, the sooner we can get you in. You may be surprised that in many cases, it only takes a couple minutes to relieve your pain. But be sure you call during our office hours (7:30 to 3:30, Monday through Thursday).

Don’t Put off a Dental Emergency

You are not alone if you have put off going to the dentist for some reason. Maybe you get particularly anxious about going to the dentist and it has been many years since your last exam or maybe regular dental care hasn’t been in your budget. Don’t worry about it! Dr. Flax will in no way judge you or make you feel bad about the current condition of your teeth. The most important thing is to get you out of pain, quickly and comfortably.

If it’s fear that has kept you away, you may be interested in learning more about the sedation dentistry services we offer. With oral sedation, all you have to do is take a pill before your appointment and it is likely that you will not remember anything that transpires. Visit our sedation dentistry page to learn more.

Common Emergency Dentist Appointments

A toothache is often an early indication of a more serious dental problem. For example, if tooth decay has been left untreated, the decay may have reached the inside or pulp of your tooth. If this is the case, there is a good chance that the tooth is infected. If the toothache has lasted for awhile and then subsides after a couple weeks, you may think you are in the clear. But you still need to come in. This is because the infection will not go away and if left untreated, it may spread to other areas of your body. In this particular situation, a root canal treatment may be required to save the tooth.

Other common dental emergencies we can take care of are an abscess, chipped, broken, or knocked out teeth. If it’s a chipped or broken front tooth, you are in especially good hands with Dr. Flax. He is one of the few accredited cosmetic dentists in Atlanta and can repair a front tooth so that no one will ever know that it was damaged.

Contact Us Today

Unsure if what you are experiencing is a true dental emergency? Just give us a call at (404) 255-9080. Our helpful, understanding staff can help you determine if you need to be seen and figure out what the next steps should be.