Traumatic dental injuries are quite common nowadays, especially among children. These injuries can occur due to several reasons, for example, bad falls, car accidents and most of the times due to sports mishaps. If you or someone you love ever experience a dental injury, even if it looks mild, you should still visit your endodontist because some traumatic dental injuries can do more harm that one can possibly imagine.
Dentist Christoffer Bjelland from Tannlege Bergen has excensive work on teeth trauma and made the following statement during our interview “It’s always better to go an extra time to the denist if you have trauma to your teeth”
An immediate examination is necessary because as said earlier, there’s damage that one cannot detect or see from the naked eye. A professional with some tools can only determine if there’s some sort of unnoticed injury that has to be treated as soon as possible.
Fractured Or Chipped Teeth
Chipped teeth are the most common problem, and of course it doesn’t look nice to have half-broken teeth which is why dentists usually recommend the use of caps. If not, these teeth can be fixed by reattaching the broken teeth or by replacing some color filling of the tooth. On the other hand, if there’s a fractured tooth, a cracked one of if there’s simply a serious tooth split, a full crown coverage is what you can opt for. Sometimes the cracks extend and damage the root too, and in this case dentists recommend people getting a root canal treatment done which is extremely painful.
Avulsed Teeth Or Knocked Out Teeth
If the tooth is completely knocked out of its place, then the first thing you need to do is to handle it with extreme care. Especially avoid touching the surface of the root because if you do so, things will get worse. Just first clean the tooth, rinse it with some water and then try putting it back into the socket where it was. It can be a little difficult for you to do that, but it’s important if you want to get your tooth fixed quick. Put it back into the socket and then head to your dentist straight away, he’ll fix it there so that it doesn’t move.
Probably the worst thing that can happen to someone is a root fracture because it comes with quite a lot of pain. The health of the root is always determined to the location of the fracture, and of course you cannot identify it yourself, so you need some professional help. Just know that the chances of success are greater if the fracture is near the tip of the root. If it’s closer to the gum line, it can take a lot of time for your teeth to get recovered.
These are the three things you need to check right after you injure your teeth. Yes, dental procedures are expensive, but you don’t want to make things worse for yourself, right? Well if not then opt for professional help and get your teeth fixed as soon as possible. Believe it or not, timely measures can save you from spending a lot of extra money, and it can also save you from extra pain.