Traumatic Injury Dentist Long Island

Sooner or later, many people are going to experience a dental emergency. Knowing what to do and being able to get quickly to a dentist can make the difference between saving a tooth and losing it. Traumatic injuries to your teeth and jaw can happen to anyone, including falls, attacks, accidents, or sports injuries.

Knocked Out Teeth

When a tooth has been completely knocked out, you want to try and save it. Pick it up by the crown and avoid touching the roots. If it is dirty, rinse it off gently with water, but do not wipe it off with a cloth.

If it is possible, gently place the tooth back in the socket, but do not force it. The individual may need to hold it in place if it will not stay in. It may also be held between the cheek and the gums while you get to the dentist’s office right away. An alternative way to save the tooth is to place it in a cup with saliva or milk. For best results, you need to get to the dentist within one hour; after that, the tooth may not be able to be saved. If re-inserted by the dentist, it will also likely be splinted to the tooth next to it for stability until it heals.

If it is a child’s tooth, and the child is at risk of swallowing the tooth, the tooth should be kept in saliva, milk, or in salt water. It is also best to get to a dentist within an hour. If the tooth is a baby tooth, it is unlikely that it will be re-inserted because doing so could damage the underlying tooth.

Root Canals

In many cases, when a tooth suffers traumatic injuries– such as being knocked out – it is going to need a root canal to save it. A root canal is always better than an extraction because missing teeth need to be replaced to prevent movement of teeth, jawbone loss, and misalignment.

Chipped Teeth

When teeth are chipped, try and save the chips if possible. They may be able to be cemented back in place if you get to the dentist soon enough. Otherwise, chips can be repaired with composite bonding material and restored to their original shape.

Displaced Teeth

When teeth become displaced or moved out of their original position – pushed further into or partially out of the socket – you need to see a dentist within six hours. The dentist will take an x-ray to discover what damage has been done and how to proceed with treatment.

Preventing Injuries

When possible, preventing a dental injury, or an injury to the jaw is much better than having to treat the injury. When engaged in sports activities, wearing a teeth guard can protect your teeth and save your smile. Some sports require even more protection, such as a helmet. These should always be worn when playing sports because you never know when you could be injured.

The dentists at Global Family Dental are ready to handle dental traumatic injuries. The friendly dentists are able to handle injuries to your teeth, jaw, and face. Calling our office ahead of your arrival can help us be better prepared.

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