Sports injuries and other accidents can have the ability to damage a tooth. The severity and related symptoms might require some basic first aid, while assessing the damage and seeking the care of one of the dentists at E. Morgan Scheiber & Associates.
If you have any random debris or lingering blood in your mouth, this can be gently rinsed away with lukewarm salt water. This will also help to ease some of the pain in other damaged oral tissues in the area. At the very least, you might gain a better view of the damaged tooth.
If the pain does not subside shortly after the traumatic event or you suffer increased sensitivity, it likely means that the damage extends deep into the dental structure. To effectively treat a tooth in this condition, we might need to perform a root canal. Once the structure of the tooth has been restored, we can go about the process of fitting it for a standard crown.
If the damage to the tooth is severe, our dentists might recommend having the tooth completely extracted. Once your gums have healed, our dental specialists help you choose whether you would like to restore the tooth with a bridge or a dental implant.
If you live in the Plymouth, Massachusetts, area and you’ve suffered a dental trauma, you should call 508-746-4033 to seek professional care with Dr. Scheiber and Dr. Akradi.