Emergency Dentistry

Hebron, KY

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Accessible Emergency Dentistry

It doesn't matter if you've developed an abscess, have broken a tooth, or simply have a severe toothache. You deserve an emergency dentist who accepts spur-of-the-moment appointments and provides you with the dental work needed to restore you to a life that's free of dental pain. At Hebron Family Dentistry, Dr. Watson can provide you with these services.

Signs You Require Emergency Dentistry

If you are experiencing any oral pain and suspect that you should seek immediate dental health, the odds are pretty good that you should contact us and book an appointment.

Signs that you shouldn't wait any longer for dental help include:

  • Shooting pain in your gums
  • Swelling in your jaw or gums
  • Bleeding
  • Your tooth is either broken or very loose

The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can diagnose and correct the dental emergency and restore you to good oral health.

Reasons Dental Emergencies Happen

It has been our experience that dental emergencies happen for several reasons.

Oral Infections

Infections are one of the most common reasons people find themselves booking emergency dental appointments. Signs of an infection include:

  • Swelling
  • Heat
  • A strange taste
  • Intense pain
  • Sudden sensitivity
  • Inability to tolerate hot/cold foods

The cause of a dental infection can be linked to numerous things, including:

  • Trauma
  • Periodontal disease
  • Gingivitis
  • Herpangina
  • Thrush
  • A repressed immune system

If you suspect you have an infection, rinse your mouth with hydrogen peroxide and contact us immediately.

Broken Tooth

Teeth aren't infallible. Sometimes they break. Reasons for broken teeth include:

  • The tooth was damaged by a blow
  • There was undiagnosed tooth decay
  • You bit into something that was harder than your tooth

When you've broken a tooth, you want to contact Dr. Watson as quickly as possible. Ignoring the tooth creates the ideal situation for a severe infection to develop.

Knocked Out Teeth

Sometimes teeth get knocked out. While some teeth are knocked out during fistfights, others are knocked out during car accidents, sporting events, and sometimes simply because you bumped yourself.

Most people don't realize that there are situations where a knocked-out tooth can be replaced. If the root is still in good shape, Dr. Watson may be able to insert it back into the socket, and your gum will heal around the roots. This will only be possible if you quickly place the knocked-out tooth in some milk and get yourself to our office as quickly as possible.

Emergency Dentistry Near Me

You won't find a dentist who is more committed to providing you with immediate and compassionate emergency dentistry care than Dr. Watson. Contact us today with all of your dental emergencies.

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At Hebron Family Dentistry, we make it convenient to plan your visit. Simply follow the link to request an appointment time that fits your busy schedule.