Dental Emergencies

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

Our office is currently ON-CALL for any dental urgencies and emergencies due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Dr. Khan is doing his part in helping decrease the burden on the Cincinnati hospitals.

We are diverting our stock of protective equipment, such as gloves and masks, to emergency medical services in our area for the benefit of helping our community during this unprecedented time.

Patients who are in pain and have an infection, can be treated before the infection spreads and will not have to go to the emergency departments which is unsafe for the patient who may contract the virus and also be a huge burden on the hospital system.

Should you require urgent or emergency dental care, please call Cincinnati Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery Phone Number 513-232-8989 and we will contact you.

We wish you continued health and strength during this challenging time.

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any situation that poses an immediate threat to the health of your teeth and supporting tissues. Dental emergencies are often the result of impact to the mouth, but they also can be caused by infection. To ensure the best possible outcome, any dental emergency should be evaluated by a professional immediately.

How soon can I be seen?

We offer same-day emergency services for most conditions: Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 4pm.

Other Emergency Dental Situations:

  • Substantial Toothache
  • Significant Sensitivity
  • Swollen or Sore Gums
  • Jaw Pain
  • Infection
  • Broken, Cracked and Chipped Teeth

Pain Management:

If you can’t get into our office immediately, here is a list of effective home remedies to make you more comfortable while you wait for care:

  • Warm water rinses for sore teeth and gums.
  • Over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen (NOT aspirin).
  • Ice packs applied to the outside of cheeks.
  • Dental anesthetics containing benzocaine may be used as directed on the package for pain.
  • Avoid overly hot and cold beverages and foods to reduce sensitivity.
  • Heating pads may be used for jaw pain.
  • Avoid chewing in the injured area.
  • If a broken tooth has a sharp edge, cotton can be placed over it to protect soft tissues in your mouth.

Pain-Free Emergencies: Some dental emergencies may not cause pain initially. For example, a cracked tooth may not hurt, but it may lead to nerve damage in the roots. For this reason, all of the listed conditions need immediate attention, whether or not pain is present.

We are here to help. We urge you to call us at the first sign of a dental emergency!