Most dental injuries are the result of sports, car accidents, or bad falls. Any dental injury needs to be examined by a dentist immediately.
Chipped or Fractured Teeth
Most chipped teeth can be repaired by reattaching the chipped piece or by placing a tooth-colored filling. If a large portion of the tooth is broken, a dental crown may be placed to restore the tooth.
Dislodged (Luxated) Teeth
An injured tooth may be pushed out of or further into its socket. Our dentists can reposition the tooth and stabilize. Dislodged permanent teeth often need root canal treatment. However, primary teeth that become dislodged usually do not require root canal treatment since they are still developing.
Knocked-Out (Avulsed) Teeth
If a tooth gets knocked out, handle it very carefully. Do not touch the tooth root. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it with water. Do not use soap and do not scrape the tooth. Place the tooth back in the socket if possible. If the tooth will not easily reinsert, keep it moist until you can see our dentists.
If your tooth root becomes fractured, a splint may be needed to stabilize it for a time.
Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children
Chipped primary teeth can be restored with a dental filling and dislodged teeth may be repositioned. Knocked out primary teeth should not be replanted.
Resorption is when your body rejects your own tooth because of a dental injury. You should return to Stone Lake Dental at regular intervals so that Drs. Perez and Fritzsch can monitor its healing.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about treatment for traumatic dental injuries in Wichita Falls, Texas, and to schedule an appointment.