An accidental blow to the face from a household fall or athletic injury can cause various forms of oral trauma. This can easily damage teeth or wound soft tissues in the mouth. Sometimes these severe incidents can carry enough force to knock out a tooth. In a moment like this seeking emergency treatment from a dentist like Dr. Don W. Heyen is very important.
In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help manage the injury and improve your chances of saving the knocked out tooth. If the tooth is whole and alive, it might be possible for Dr. Heyento install it back into the periodontal socket. The two most viable options for doing this call for either keeping the tooth between your cheek and gums or placing it in a canister of a tooth-preservation solution.
A tooth-preservation solution contains a specially formulated solution that will help keep the tooth and any attached periodontal tissues alive for the short amount of time it takes you to reach Dr. Heyen’s dental office. When you arrive our team will work quickly to assess the severity of the situation. Then we will help you understand your most effective treatment options.
If you are in the Wichita Falls, Texas, area and you have just suffered a severe dental trauma, please call 940-257-2522 to seek emergency treatment at Heyen DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry’s dental office.