What to Do in a Dental Emergency: Your Guide to Immediate Care

Dental emergencies can strike unexpectedly, causing severe pain and distress. Knowing what steps to take and where to seek help is crucial. At Fennell, Yoxthimer, and Associates in Cincinnati, we are dedicated to providing essential care when you need it most. This guide will help you understand what constitutes a dental emergency and how our experienced team can assist you during these challenging times.

What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency refers to any oral health issue that requires immediate attention to save a tooth, stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or treat an infection that poses an immediate risk. Common dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Severe toothaches
  • Severe bleeding
  • Broken braces

Why Choose Fennell & Yoxthimer for Dental Emergencies

At Fennell, Yoxthimer, and Associates, our team, led by Dr. Nathan Fennell, Dr. James Fennell, Dr. Rob Yoxthimer, and Dr. Casey Chantry, is committed to providing expert care during dental emergencies. Our extensive experience and deep understanding of dental needs ensure that you receive trustworthy and effective treatment.

Swift Identification and Intervention

During a dental emergency, our team quickly identifies the issue, determines the best intervention, and proceeds with treatment to alleviate pain and preserve your smile. Our approach ensures that you receive immediate and effective care.

Ease of Access and Rapid Response

We know that dental emergencies often happen at the most inconvenient times. That’s why we prioritize these cases, ensuring prompt availability. Our Cincinnati location is conveniently situated for quick access, allowing you to receive the necessary relief without delay.

Comprehensive Care Beyond Emergencies

In addition to emergency services, we offer a wide range of dental care options, including regular check-ups, cosmetic dentistry, and dental surgeries. Our goal is to provide comprehensive care to meet all your oral health needs, ensuring you maintain a beautiful and healthy smile.

Handling Dental Emergencies Before You Reach Us

Taking immediate steps during a dental emergency can mitigate damage before you reach our clinic:

  • Knocked-Out Tooth: Rinse the tooth gently without touching the root. Attempt to place it back in its socket. If this isn’t possible, keep it moist in milk, saliva, or a tooth-preservation product.
  • Severe Toothache: Rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss to remove any lodged food. Avoid putting aspirin on the aching tooth or gum.
  • Cracked or Broken Tooth: Rinse with warm water to clean the area and use cold compresses to reduce swelling.

Schedule A Consultation

When faced with a dental emergency, quick access to professional care is essential. At Fennell, Yoxthimer, and Associates, we are ready to provide the expert care you need. Call our Cincinnati, OH office at (513) 631-6600 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation today.

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