Cincinnati Dental Emergency
“Is This A Dental Emergency?”
Info On What To Do If You’ve Had A Dental Emergency In Cincinnati
Does your tooth hurt? Or, do you think you may have a dental emergency? Since the teeth and the jaw are complex physical parts of the body, more dental emergencies can occur than can be described in this dental blog post. That said, one good rule to follow is that any tooth that is bleeding or causing severe pain should be considered to be a dental emergency.
Knocked Out Tooth
A tooth that is knocked out is definitely a dental emergency that requires urgent attention. Follow these steps to ensure that we have the best chance of reinserting and preserving the tooth. Call our office immediately.
- Handle the tooth by the top.
- Avoid touching the roots.
- Rinse the tooth very gently.
- Don’t scrub the tooth or attempt to remove any tissue attached to it.
Cracked or Fractured Tooth
Cracked or fractured teeth pose a serious dental issue requiring emergency treatment. Left untreated, cracked or fractured teeth can pose an even more serious dental emergency. Call us immediately if you have this dental condition.
A chipped tooth should be examined by a dentist as soon as possible. If the tooth is painful, then it is a dental emergency requiring immediate treatment.
A tooth that is suddenly out of alignment, or a non-baby tooth that becomes loose requires immediate treatment. Call our office for a dental emergency appointment. Avoid trying to forcibly move the tooth back into its position.
An injury inside the mouth regardless of the cause should be considered an emergency, and you should get to a hospital emergency room. Depending on the cause of the injury and the type of injury, it is best to contact the hospital emergency room for advice on what you should do before leaving for the emergency room.
Unexplained facial pain may be another dental emergency. Our staff can diagnose the cause of the pain and refer you to a specialist, if necessary.
If you feel that you need to take medication for facial pain, never take aspirin or ibuprofen since these medications are anticoagulants, which can cause excess bleeding.
Have a dental emergency? Contact Beckham Square Family Dental today!
If you believe that you have any kind of dental problem that is causing you immediate pain, then don’t hesitate to contact our office by calling 513.489.7800, or using our contact form.