Trauma to the face and teeth can be caused by many accidents, from sports competition to mishaps in the home to auto accidents. They can also happen in non-traumatic situations such as biting down too hard on an unpopped popcorn kernal or peach pit. At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin, emergency dentistry is one of our most important services.
It is useful to know if emergency dental care is necessary after an injury to the mouth or face. This will ensure your family members’ teeth are taken care of. Knowing these guidelines could save you an expensive trip to the emergency room.
Any time you have acute tooth pain due to the injury you should call for an emergency appointment. Pain can indicate underlying damage and needs to be attended to ASAP.
Misaligned or loose tooth
A tooth that is loose or offset must be dealt with promptly. We can use a splinting treatment to stabilize or realign the tooth. This allows time for the tooth and surrounding tissue and bone to heal and become firmly-rooted again.
Knocked Out Tooth
A knocked out tooth requires immediate attention. If you get here within an hour it can often be reinserted and saved. Never pick up a tooth by its roots. Keep it moist, and get to our office as fast as you can.
Patients from Leduc, Camrose, and Ponoka value our emergency dentistry, at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin. They also come to our practice for complete general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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