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My Tooth Hurts. What Should I Do?, Marietta

My Tooth Hurts. What Should I Do?

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If you’re experiencing tooth pain, it’s essential to address your issue quickly to prevent further complications. At the Dental Care Center at Kennestone, we’re here to guide you through this situation with experienced advice and compassionate care.

Symptoms to Watch For

First, it’s important to identify the cause of your toothache. Tooth pain can stem from various factors, such as dental decay, gum disease, dental abscesses, or even teeth grinding. If your toothache is accompanied by swelling, fever, or a persistent bad taste in your mouth, it may indicate a more severe issue requiring immediate attention. However, even if the pain is mild, it’s still crucial to have it evaluated by a dental professional to rule out possible underlying conditions.

Managing Tooth Pain

There are a few steps you can take to help with the pain before your dental appointment. Start by rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater to reduce any inflammation and temporarily alleviate discomfort. Avoid applying aspirin or any other medication directly to the affected area, as this can cause further irritation. Over-the-counter pain relievers can provide temporary relief, but they should not be seen as a substitute for professional dental care.

Call Our Office

For lasting relief, it’s essential to schedule an appointment at the Dental Care Center at Kennestone for an exam and diagnosis. Our experienced team of dentists will evaluate your tooth and take any X-rays if necessary to pinpoint the underlying cause of your toothache. From there, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs and restore your oral health.

Don’t let tooth pain disrupt your daily life. Contact the Dental Care Center at Kennestone today and let us provide the compassionate care and effective solutions you need.

Posted on behalf of Dental Care Center at Kennestone


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Our Client Reviews

Dental Care Center at Kennestone

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 247 reviews

  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
    she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

    Angie W.
  • I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
  • I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!

    Nancy M.
  • The dentist, Dr. Buffington, hygienist, and staff were professional and efficient. Dr. Buffington provided an excellent explanation to my question so that I understood the situation. High recommend this dental practice.

    Don S.
  • Dr. Buffington has to be the kindest, most patient dentist in the world. The staff is amazingly attentive, non-judgemental and offers a very comforting experience. I appreciate how patient they are with me, a 44-year old that still cries and would rather give birth (without medication) than have dental work. I hope you catch my drift😉

    Adriennes B.
  • I really like Dr. Buffington. She gave me a plan that gives me hope about a TMJ issue. Everyone on the staff was professional and seemed genuinely caring. I would highly recommend the office.

    It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they don’t try to sell you on things you don’t need.

    Donna D.
  • I highly recommend this dental practice. They took prompt and amazing care of me to address a TMJ episode. Dr. Buffington and all employees I encountered were professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. They set me on the path of recovery and have earned my respect and business going forward. How refreshing to engage with a business that truly understands customer service.

    Ronni P.