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We, at Hebron Family Dentistry, know that dental emergencies can happen when least expected. That is why we offer emergency services to patients in Hebron, KY, and the surrounding areas. We believe that staying informed and knowing what to do in the event of a dental emergency can help improve the outcome of your treatment and will lower your chances of complications down the road.
Is it a dental emergency?
Sometimes it’s difficult to determine whether what you are experiencing is a dental emergency. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Is there severe tooth pain?
- Is there swelling to your jaw, mouth, or face?
- Has there been trauma to your mouth or face?
- Are one or more of your teeth knocked out or loose?
- Is there bleeding from your mouth?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are likely experiencing a dental emergency that will require urgent care. Contact us immediately to ensure the best outcomes.
Tips for common dental emergencies
Keep in mind that when you have a dental emergency, time is of the essence. It’s important that you contact us right away to receive the emergency dental treatment you need.
Knocked Out Tooth: Try placing the tooth back in its socket without touching the root. If that is not possible, carry it between your cheek and gums or place it in some milk. Contact us immediately! Our emergency dentist will work tirelessly to save your tooth.
Cracked or Broken Tooth: These can be very painful and will require emergency care. Rinse with warm water, and contact us as soon as possible so that we can treat and try to save your tooth.
A Persistent Toothache: This may indicate an infection or an abscess and is considered a dental emergency. Rinse with warm water and use dental floss to remove any food that may be caught between your teeth. Make sure not to place any aspirin on the affected area. Call us for an emergency appointment immediately.
Other common dental emergencies that require urgent care include loose teeth, injury to the soft tissue including your tongue, cheeks or gums, or a lost crown or filling.
What should you expect?
We understand that dental emergencies can cause anxiety so we would like to reassure you that you will receive the best possible care with a gentle approach. We strive to ensure our patients are comfortable throughout any procedure.
Your emergency appointment will likely start with x-rays to assess any damage. We may administer a local anesthetic and sedation for your comfort. We will perform any urgent treatment or dental surgery needed to address your emergency situation and to ensure the best outcomes.
Quality emergency care near me
If you experience a dental emergency, immediately contact your trusted team at Hebron Family Dentistry. Our experienced and caring staff is committed to delivering top-notch services. You can count on us to be there for you when you need us the most!
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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.