A blow to the head, face or mouth is not uncommon in contact sports and certain rigorous activities. In some of these cases, the resulting oral trauma could damage soft tissues in the mouth, fracture a tooth or potentially knock a tooth out of its periodontal socket.
In moments like these, you might need to apply some simple first-aid while seeking emergency treatment from our experienced dentist, Dr. Marc Resnick.
If traumatized oral tissues are bleeding excessively, lightly pack the area with sterile gauze after gently rinsing the area with lukewarm salt water.
In a case of oral trauma where an entire tooth has been knocked out, Dr. Marc Resnick might be able to successfully insert it back into the socket. However, the tooth will need to be kept alive for this treatment to be viable. You can keep the traumatized tooth alive for up to half an hour by placing it between your cheek and gums. There are also tooth-preservation kits sold in the oral hygiene aisle of many stores that can also keep a tooth alive without having to deal with the discomfort of keeping it in your already injured mouth.
During your emergency treatment session, Dr. Marc Resnick and his team will assess the severity of the damage to your teeth, gums and other injured oral tissues. Then, our dentist will help you understand your treatment options.
If you are in Aurora, Colorado, and if you have just suffered a significant oral trauma, you should call 303-369-7272 and seek emergency treatment at Agreeable Dental Care.