Traumatic Injuries

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Traumatic Injuries

Even when we take excellent care of our teeth, accidents sometimes cause significant damage or traumatic injuries. If this happens to you or someone you love, getting treatment as quickly as possible is critical because saving the affected tooth or teeth may be possible!

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Common Injuries and How We Address Them

Several traumatic injuries can occur to teeth, often resulting from accidents, sports injuries, falls, or other forms of trauma. Some common traumatic dental injuries and our approach to treating them include:

  • Fractured Teeth: Treatment for fractured teeth will vary based on the extent and location of the fracture. Minor cracks or chips may be repaired with dental bonding or filling materials. Dental crowns may be recommended for more extensive fractures to restore the tooth’s strength and appearance. Root canal treatment may be necessary before crown placement in cases where the fracture extends into the root.
  • Avulsed Teeth: If a tooth is completely knocked out (avulsed), it is crucial to act quickly. The tooth should be handled carefully by the crown (avoid touching the root), rinsed gently with water, and placed back into the socket if possible. Seeking immediate dental care is crucial for reattachment success. The dentist will clean the tooth and socket, evaluate the condition, and attempt to reposition and stabilize the avulsed tooth. Splinting the tooth to the adjacent teeth allows healing and reattachment.
  • Tooth Displacement: Treatment for tooth displacement involves repositioning the tooth to its correct alignment. This may require gentle force to guide the tooth back into its original position. The dentist will assess the stability of the tooth and may recommend splinting to ensure proper healing.

The Importance of Prompt Treatment

Seeking immediate dental attention if you experience any traumatic dental injury is crucial. Timely intervention by a dental professional can help assess the extent of the damage and determine the most appropriate treatment to restore the affected tooth or teeth. It also can greatly impact the long-term prognosis and successful outcome of the injury.

Have You Experienced a Traumatic Injury in Concord, NC?

Promptly contacting our office ensures the best possible outcome for traumatic dental injuries. Get in touch today so we can save your tooth!

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