Trauma Control & Treatment
Restore the natural-looking aesthetics and the functions to your teeth at Emerald Dental Care in Thornhill
You had a bad day; you sustained trauma to your teeth. What should you do to minimize the damage? Time and time again, dentists have seen that the most critical first step to trauma control is an immediate examination. General dentists can treat dental injuries since they are trained in endodontics (treating traumatic dental injuries). However, general dentists often refer patients to a dedicated endodontist, highly skilled experts in treating traumatic injuries. A quick visit to an endodontist soon after an injury dramatically increases the chances of saving the injured tooth.
Depending on the injury’s extent, regular checkups to the general dentist and or endodontist can be necessary for up to five years to ensure successful healing and that no root resorption occurs.
How is a tooth injury treated?
Here are four common cases of traumatic injury and a summary of how they are treated:
- Chipped/ fractured a tooth’s crown?
- Reattach missing piece.
- Apply a tooth-coloured filling.
- A large portion of the crown is chipped?
- .Apply a restoration “cap” or crown.
- Is tooth pulp damaged or exposed?
- .You may require root canal treatment.
- Injuries in the back teeth?
- .You may need a root canal & a full crown restoration.
Is the tooth pushed sideways or pushed into or out of the socket?
Your tooth will be repositioned and stabilized.
- You may need a root canal.
- You may need root canal fillings or dental crowns for restoration subsequently.
Visit an emergency dentist or endodontist IMMEDIATELY!
If you visit an emergency dental office within 30 minutes, the dentist may be able to save your tooth.
- The dentist will apply a stabilizing splint for the following weeks.
- You may need a root canal 1-2 weeks later.
Is your tooth horizontally fractured at the root?
The dentist will check the fracture; the closer to the tooth tip and farther from the gumline, the better.
- May require stabilization with a splint.
In the event of a traumatic injury to the teeth, please consider the following questions while on the way to the emergency dental clinic:
- Are there any central nervous system symptoms after the injury?
- Are there any disturbances when biting?
- Is the affected tooth sensitive to heat changes, or sweet and sour?
- Is the affected tooth sore while eating or getting touched?
- Is there spontaneous pain in the injured tooth?
At Emerald Dental Clinic, we are well-equipped to handle all sorts of emergency cases with our experienced dentists and specialized endodontists. We can help save your tooth and plan the appropriate restoration treatment, if necessary, to restore the natural-looking aesthetics and the functions to your teeth.
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