Learn About The Types Dental Trauma We Can Still Treat Despite Covid-19
If you are experiencing oral discomfort due to dental trauma, you may be worried about how to care for your issue. Especially in light of the Coronavirus, many dentists are closed by mandate. However, at our office there are several forms of dental trauma we can treat as it is considered a dental emergency. Dental trauma can take a variety of different forms. This depends on a variety of different factors. The most common forms of dental trauma are found below. If you or a loved one is experiencing dental trauma or any type of oral pain, contact us today for help!
Root Canal Therapy
Roughly 14 million people undergo root canals each year, making this procedure one of the most common types of dental treatments. That being said, many people today still put off necessary root canals because of the fear of discomfort. The truth is the discomfort from a diseased or damaged tooth is much worse than anything that occurs at our dental office. Dr. McCann and the dedicated endodontists at our West Seneca and Williamsville offices will ensure your root canal is experienced with little to no discomfort.
If left untreated, a damaged tooth can cause major complications. Initially, the swelling spreads to other areas of the mouth, and eventually to the face and neck. Shortly thereafter, as the infection worsens, bone loss starts to set in around the nerve. In many cases, the resulting drainage seeps into the skin. If you are in need of a root canal, it is not something you want to put off.
If you or someone you love is experiencing dental trauma or any form of oral pain or discomfort, contact us today and let us help alleviate your pain.
Cracked or Fractured Teeth
Clenching and grinding teeth can cause fractures, which are the worst issues we currently treat. Tiny cracks cause nerves to become sensitive and make your teeth flex. As cracks widen, bacteria can get into your tooth and can cause infection. We first examine the cracked teeth microscopically to determine the crack’s extent and exact location and prepare minor, superficial cracks for immediate restorative treatment by your dentist. If a crack is extensive and jeopardizes a successful prognosis, your endodontist may discuss extraction and replacement options with you and your dentist.
Damaged Dental Pulp in Your Tooth
Dental pulp containing your tooth’s nerves and the blood supply, can be injured in many ways, including trauma to a tooth. Whether you’ve been hit by a baseball or softball, or been in a car accident, or a baby slammed their head into you… we’ve all been there. Consequently, you may have incurred damages to the dental pulp in your tooth if you have been hit in the face. The dental pulp can become inflamed as the result of a cavity that allows bacteria to enter your tooth. If you start noticing cold or heat sensitivity, throbbing, or sensitivity to sweets, call your dentist or an endodontist to take a look.
Dental Trauma from Dislodged Teeth
Having a tooth knocked out by a baseball, softball or a hockey puck is one of the few real dental emergencies. It’s very important that the tooth is placed back into its socket as quickly as possible. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it off and place it gently back into the socket. If you’re uncomfortable, put the tooth in a glass of milk or in a Hank’s solution and call your dentist or endodontist as soon as possible. Ideally, the tooth should be replaced in the socket within an hour of being dislodged.
If you are dealing with abscessed tooth, you’re probably experiencing a lot of pain and want to get to a dentist as soon as possible. At Precision Endodontics, PC we help patients suffering from abscessed teeth every day. When a dental abscess occurs, bacteria can spread quickly into your bone or tissue below.
Initially, the tooth will become inflamed, and you might have a toothache or experience sensitivity when you drink ice cold water or eat ice cream or other sweets.
Then, the issue will progress from that point. An abscessed tooth is not something you want to put off as the longer you wait, the more serious the condition can progress. If you are experiencing pain or swelling in your mouth, contact an experienced Buffalo endodontist as soon as possible.
Don’t Live With Dental Trauma, Get Help Today!
If you are worried about any of the above forms of dental trauma, or are experiencing oral pain and want relief, contact our Buffalo emergency dentists today!
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