There may come a time in your life when a tooth experiences some type of trauma that causes severe pain and even infection. In this case, it is crucial that you visit the office to have the issue addressed so that you can walk away with your tooth still intact and without the pain that came along with the trauma that was experienced.
What is Tooth Trauma?
Tooth trauma can occur for a variety of different reasons. Some of the most common causes of tooth trauma include:
- Falling and breaking one or more teeth
- Being hit in the face, especially during sports
- Biting down and breaking or fracturing a tooth
What Can Be Done for Tooth Trauma?
Because of the severity of tooth trauma and the amount of pain it can cause, it’s important to get into the office as soon as feasibly possible. First, an exam and x-rays will be done in order to determine the correct treatment plan. In some cases, simple bonding can be done to repair the tooth, however, it is not uncommon to need crowns, bridges and even implant work to rectify the trauma and restore order to a patient’s smile.
If you are experiencing tooth trauma, contact us today!