If you’ve received a blow to the mouth, cracked a tooth, or otherwise suffered dental trauma, there are treatments available to help you. While dental trauma can be painful, treating it promptly can minimize the damage and help you avoid future problems. There are several ways to address dental trauma, and for many of them, you may need an endodontist. This type of dental specialist can provide the necessary tests and treatments to help you save your tooth and recover.
The Access Endodontics team, led by Dr. Lina Jarboe and Dr. Burton Waxman, has extensive experience treating all kinds of dental trauma. Reach out to our team at 410.304.7226 or connect with us online to schedule an appointment or learn more.
Types of Dental Trauma
There are many different types of dental trauma. Trauma can be caused by a number of factors, including physical blows, infections and diseases. Common types of dental trauma include:
- Chipped teeth – A chipped tooth can be caused by biting down on something hard, falling, or being hit in the mouth.
- Cracked teeth – A cracked tooth can be the result of a blow to the mouth or grinding your teeth.
- Knocked-out teeth – A knocked-out tooth can happen as the result of an accident or sports-related injury.
- Root fractures – A root fracture occurs when part of the tooth’s root has broken off.
- Loose teeth – Loose teeth can occur when the gums have been damaged.
If you’ve been hit in the mouth, have been in an accident, or are experiencing any other form of dental trauma, you should seek out professional help as soon as possible. Left untreated, dental trauma can result in infection and even tooth loss, so treating it promptly is important.
Treatment Options for Dental Trauma
The scope of treatment you need will depend on the type and severity of your dental trauma. However, some common treatments include:
- Cleaning and treating the wound – After treating your dental trauma, the area should be cleaned and a dressing applied to help reduce swelling.
- Root canal treatment – A root canal is a common treatment for dental trauma. During this procedure, the dentist will clean out and fill any cavities or decay, then seal the treated area.
- Bonding – If a tooth is chipped or cracked, bonding can be used to repair the damage. Bonding involves using special materials to fill in any gaps and restore the appearance and function of the tooth.
- Crowns – A crown is a dental restoration that fits over the top of a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns can help protect and strengthen damaged teeth.
- Extraction – If the tooth is beyond saving, it may need to be extracted. This is typically a last resort, but in some cases, it may be the best option.
Each of these treatments can help reduce pain and improve the function of your teeth, but it’s important to work with an experienced endodontist who is familiar with treating dental trauma. At Access Endodontics, our team of experienced endodontists use the latest technology and techniques to diagnose and treat dental trauma. We’ll work with you to find the best treatment option for your situation and help get your teeth back into top shape.
Schedule an Appointment with Access Endodontics Today
At Access Endodontics, we understand the importance of treating dental trauma quickly and efficiently. Our team has extensive experience treating dental trauma and helping patients find relief. Reach out to our team at 410.304.7226, connect with us online, or talk to your dentist about a referral. We’re here to help you get back to enjoying life with a healthy and beautiful smile.