Dental injuries impact people all the time. From car accidents to falling down the stairs, or even a hockey puck to the face. Ouch! And the damage done can range from a chipped tooth to a knocked-out tooth, which requires the Granite Hills Dental Team's emergency dentistry care. Drs. Michael Tyler and Jared Gibbons of El Cajon, CA, have experience taking the proper action in the immediate aftermath of an injury.
What are the types of injuries requiring emergency dentistry?
1. Sports-Related Dental Injuries
Sports are fun until someone gets hurt. But that's the risk we take. Sports injuries are preventable. You can mitigate the chance of dental trauma by wearing a mouthguard.
Visit your dentist to make a custom mouthguard. They're strong, lightweight, and perfectly fitted. It's perfect for adults and children, and the indispensable piece of safety gear can save you pain, money, and time in the long run.
2. Chipped or Broken Teeth
Chipped or broken teeth are a common dental injury and require care within the first 12 hours. Chipped teeth, fractured teeth, loose teeth, or teeth tender to the touch should be checked by your El Cajon dentist. Repairing chipped or broken teeth can be fixed with veneers if they're just superficial or may require a dental crown to protect teeth, especially if you have a loose filling.
3. Knocked-Out Teeth
If a permanent tooth is knocked out, you need to recover the tooth immediately, clean it off with water and place it back in the socket before heading to the dentist. Emergency dental treatment, as well as a tetanus shot or booster, is needed. Your dentist will try to replant the tooth.
Need to speak with a dentist about emergency dentistry?
You shouldn't hesitate to call Granite Hills Dental Team for more specific information about handling a traumatic dental injury. Chipped and broken teeth, among other issues, can be fixed as long as you go to a professional like Drs. Michael Tyler or Jared Gibbons of El Cajon, CA. Just give them a call today at (619) 579-0233 to schedule an appointment!