Suffering a hard blow to the face from an accidental fall or sports injury can sometimes cause severe harm to a tooth. A serious dental fracture or having a tooth knocked out, often calls for applying quality first aid, while seeking professional treatment at Steven J. Brazis, DDS’s Sacramento, California clinic.
If you have debris from the accident, or bleeding tissues in your mouth, it can obscure your vision of the damage. To get a better view, you can gently rinse the area with lukewarm salt water. This can also help soothe the traumatized tissues.
In the case of a tooth that was knocked-out of the socket, and it’s completely whole, we might be able to insert it back into the socket. While you’re making your way to our clinic, you can keep the tooth alive, by holding it between your cheek and gums.
When you arrive at our clinic, we will examine the severity of the problem and present you with applicable treatment options. This might call for a crown, a root canal, or in a severe case, a total dental extraction.
If you live in the Sacramento, California area and you have suffered a severe dental or oral trauma, you should call 916-731-5151 to seek treatment at Steven J. Brazis, DDS’s clinic.