What Is a Dental Emergency?
Some patients only need to visit Dr. Gary Hardin and Dr. Tara Hardin every six months for a cleaning and exam. However, illness or injury can take anyone by surprise, and our Cincinnati dentists are ready to provide you the treatment and support that you need to make a full recovery.
If a tooth gets damaged by any kind of trauma, always treat it as an emergency. This includes injuries such as:
- Toothache that won’t go away
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Broken teeth
- Teeth that are knocked out or partially uprooted
- Lost filling or crown
Damage to soft tissue in the mouth can cause bleeding, pain, and other symptoms that should be taken very seriously. Persistent pain and bleeding from the gums, especially after brushing or flossing your teeth, could be a sign of gum disease. Pain and inflammation of the gums could also indicate an abscess, a severe infection in the area around a tooth root that can spread through the mouth to other parts of the body.
If you’re in pain and you believe you’re in the midst of a dental emergency, call our Cincinnati dentists at (513) 234-5531 immediately. Our dental team will closely examine your condition and recommend steps to alleviate pain and other symptoms. Once you’ve started to recover, Dr. Tara and Dr. Gary can discuss additional steps to enhance your oral health, including tooth-colored restorations, laser therapy for gum tissue, and more.
To hear about how our general and emergency dental services can help you, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry today. Our dentists welcome patients from Cincinnati and Mason, Ohio, as well as Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.