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Dental Injury

At Village Smile Care, we understand that dental injuries can be distressing experiences that require prompt attention and expert care. Whether you’ve suffered a knocked-out tooth, a chipped tooth, or any other type of dental trauma, our experienced team is here to provide compassionate support and effective treatment solutions.

Types of Dental Injuries

Dental injuries can occur as a result of accidents, sports-related incidents, or even biting down on hard objects. Some common types of dental injuries include:

  • Avulsed (Knocked-Out) Tooth: When a tooth is completely knocked out of its socket due to trauma.
  • Fractured Tooth: A tooth may become chipped, cracked, or fractured due to impact or excessive force.
  • Intruded Tooth: Sometimes, a tooth may be pushed into the jawbone due to trauma, resulting in displacement.
  • Luxated Tooth refers to a tooth partially displaced from its normal position, either pushed inward or outward.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Trauma to the mouth can also result in injuries to the gums, lips, tongue, or cheeks, causing lacerations or bruising.

Preventing Dental Injuries

While some dental injuries are unavoidable, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing trauma to the teeth and mouth. Consider the following preventive measures:

  • Wear Protective Gear: A mouthguard is recommended for contact sports and activities that risk dental harm or helmet can provide essential protection.
  • Avoid Chewing Ice and Hard Objects: Refrain from biting down on hard objects such as ice cubes, popcorn kernels, or pens, as this can increase the risk of tooth fractures.
  • Practice Safe Play: Be mindful of your surroundings and avoid falls and accidents that could result in dental trauma.
  • Maintain Regular Dental Check-Ups: Routine dental visits allow our team to spot and resolve issues early escalate into dental emergencies.

Treatment Options for Dental Injuries

Seeking prompt dental care is crucial when dealing with dental injuries to maximize the chances of successful treatment and preserve the affected tooth or teeth. Depending on the nature and severity of the injury, treatment options may include:

  • Tooth Reimplantation: In cases of avulsed teeth, it may be possible to re-implant the tooth back into its socket if done promptly and correctly.
  • Dental Bonding or Restoration: Chipped or fractured teeth can often be repaired using dental bonding or composite fillings to restore their appearance and function.
  • Root Canal Therapy: If a tooth has suffered severe trauma or damage to the pulp (inner tissue), root canal therapy may be necessary to save the tooth from extraction.
  • Splinting: Splinting may be recommended for partially displaced or intruded teeth to stabilize the affected tooth and allow it to heal properly.
  • Soft Tissue Management: Injuries to the gums or oral soft tissues may require thorough cleaning, suturing, and follow-up care to promote healing and prevent infection.

Expert Dental Care at Village Smile Care

At Village Smile Care, we understand that dental emergencies can happen anytime. That’s why we offer prompt and compassionate care for patients experiencing dental injuries or trauma. If you or a loved one has suffered a dental injury, don’t hesitate to contact our office immediately for assistance.

While dental injuries can be unsettling, taking proactive steps to prevent accidents and seeking timely treatment can help minimize their impact on oral health and overall well-being. Our dedicated team at Village Smile Care offers outstanding dental care and support to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

For more information about our emergency dental services or to schedule an appointment, please get in touch with us today. Your oral health is our priority, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Village Smile Care. 1730 Springdale St. Mt Horeb, WI 53572. Call (608) 437-7645

Office Hours

Monday: 7am to 4:30pm
Tuesday: 7am to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 7am to 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am to 3pm
Friday: By Appointment

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(608) 437-7645

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