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Do you have an injured tooth but not sure what to do about it? The first and most obvious thing is to go and see a dentist – but what if you have to wait until tomorrow?

This article will help guide you through what to do about your tooth trauma. It will provide some insight into the different types of trauma and detail what can be done about it to improve your current situation.

 

Do I Need Treatment?

There is a good chance you will need immediate treatment if you have suffered from just about any type of tooth trauma. The dentist will be able to effective examine your mouth to determine whether or not emergency dental procedures will need to be undertaken.

For example, if one or more of your teeth has been completely knocked out, you may be able to save it via the process of dental re-implantation if you act quickly, by taking it straight to your dentist.

 

How Will a Dentist Treat my Tooth Trauma?

Let’s take a look at a few examples for you to consider:

 

1.Cracked and Fractured Teeth

Unless you want further damage to your teeth, a cracked or fractured tooth will need to be repaired immediately. In some cases, root canal therapy, tooth extraction or even a dental operation may be necessary in order to prevent any problems from becoming worse.

Unfortunately, cracked teeth are not always visible or noticeable. If you tooth is cracked, this can affect the enamel and you may need a crown implant. However, the dentist will advise you on the best way to approach this situation.

 

2.Chipped Teeth

When it comes to chipped teeth, it really depends on the severity of the chip that counts. For example, if it is only small and almost unnoticeable, there’s a good chance you will be able to choose whether or not you would want dental work to be done on it.

In some cases, the affected tooth can be smoothed or cosmetically altered. Cracks aren’t always noticeable on x-rays, but you may notice pain while eating food or drinking cold liquids. Sensitive teeth can become quite uncomfortable!

 

3.Broken Jaw Bone

If you’re in the situation where you’ve somehow broken your jaw, the most important thing to remember is to not remove it. Let it stay in place by using a towel or rag wrapped around it to prevent movement.

If there’s a lot of pain and swelling, you will need to cool the affected area down. Ice or even a bag of frozen vegetables can be used to reduce swelling until you are able to find something to relieve the pain.

Even more importantly, you will need to pay a visit to the hospital if you suspect your jaw is broken. Even if you’re not sure, the best thing you can do is go and get it checked out just in case.

If you want to find out more about what to do in a dental emergency, or you’re not sure whether or not you should go and see a dentist with regards to tooth trauma, you should immediately call 1800 WISDOM to speak with a professional who will know how to help guide you through the process.

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