DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has been hospitalized for observation after discomfort following dental treatment.
Bing press secretary Naomi Patton says Bing had a dental appointment Thursday morning and "continued to experience some discomfort."
Patton says in an email that Bing went to Henry Ford Hospital on Thursday afternoon "and was subsequently admitted for observation and as a precautionary measure."
The 68-year-old Bing is a former businessman and retired NBA player who spent most of his career with the Detroit Pistons.
He was elected to a four-year term as mayor in 2009.