Restore Your Health and Comfort with Emergency Dental Care
Finding a dentist can be a stressful experience, especially if you are suffering from a painful infection or another pressing concern. If you are looking for an emergency dentist in the Anderson, OH, area, reach out to Dr. Albert Johnston for an appointment. In many cases, time is of the essence and treating your condition early on allows us to achieve the best results. To assist patients in receiving the prompt treatment they need, our office accepts several payment options including CareCredit® financing. Contact us online or call (513) 233-3999 to speak with a member of our team.
When to Visit an Emergency Dentist
Most oral health issues can be diagnosed and treated during your regular biannual dental exam. However, you should consult with a dentist immediately if you have sustained trauma to your mouth or are experiencing severe swelling, pain, or other symptoms which indicate infection.
Knocked Out Tooth
If you lose a permanent tooth, you should contact our office immediately. In order to keep the entire tooth's structure in good condition until your visit, we recommend:
- Placing the tooth back in the socket, if possible
- Keeping it moist in milk or saline water
- Avoid touching the tooth roots
A tooth can typically be re-implanted in its socket if it is not left for too long or badly damaged.
Similar to a knocked out tooth, a broken or badly chipped tooth requires immediate treatment. Depending on the extent of the damage, Dr. Johnston may be able to repair the tooth by simply smoothing rough edges. However, if the fracture is more serious, he may recommend dental bonding or a dental crown.
An untreated cavity can eventually cause damage to the internal portion of a tooth. Once infection reaches the roots, it can even create an abscess. Symptoms of infection include:
- Sensitivity to hold or cold foods and drinks
- Difficulty chewing
- Swelling and redness on the gums
- Discomfort or pain in the face
- In advanced cases, fever
When left untreated, the infection can also spread to the bone and cause tooth loss. Seeking care for these symptoms now can save you time and money on restorative treatments in the future.
How We Can Help
As a general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist with nearly 10 years of experience, Dr. Johnston can treat a variety of conditions without referring you to another office. He will use advanced imaging to quickly diagnose your condition and plan the most appropriate treatment according to your needs.
You should consult with a dentist immediately if you have sustained trauma to your mouth or are experiencing severe swelling, pain, or other symptoms which indicate infection.
During your exam, the doctor may use digital x-rays or intraoral cameras. Intraoral cameras allow Dr. Johnston to show you what exactly is going on inside of your mouth and understand how dental treatment can help.
Call Us Today
If you believe you have a dental emergency, contact us today. We strive to help each patient get the care they need in a timely manner. Contact us by phone at (513) 233-3999 or through our online messaging system.