Dentist in Mount Laurel
It's important to take good care of your teeth, but not all the problems you can experience will be due to oral hygiene and tooth decay. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer dental trauma due to an injury or accident, we at Pleasant Valley Family Dentistry will act urgently to save your tooth that has been knocked free of its socket, whether it is still attached (dislodged) or has come completely loose (avulsed).
Dental trauma needs immediate care. If the tooth is still attached, you should try to gently push it back into its normal position. If it is detached, keep it moist until you can get to see our dentist in Mount Laurel
. It is best to place the tooth in a container of milk. If one is not handy, place it in warm water with a pinch of salt instead. For managing discomfort, use over-the-counter pain relievers. And hold an ice pack on your face to address any swelling. A dislodged tooth may simply be reattached by our dentist in Mount Laurel if there is no pulp damage. Orthodontic wire or a plastic splint will be applied to hold the tooth in place until it heals fully. An avulsed tooth (or a dislodged one with pulp damage) requires root canal therapy. Not all cases of dental trauma will result in restoring a fully functional tooth, but the more quickly you are able to come in, the more likely it will be that the process will lead to success. Avoid emergency rooms at hospitals for most dental trauma. They generally have neither the staff nor the equipment to deal with dental problems.
Depend on our dentist in Mount Laurel
for urgent treatment when you have experienced dental trauma. Call us right away. In fact, keep our number in your phone so you won't waste any time if the need arises.
By Pleasant Valley Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry
September 27, 2017