Did you know that if you have suffered damage to a tooth or multiple teeth, or even lost a tooth due to a sports injury, that this can be remedied? It’s true! A knocked-out tooth, also known as an avulsed tooth in the dental world, is one of the most serious dental emergencies that can happen to permanent teeth. Luckily, there are solutions for these types of problems.
Our dentist, Dr. Mark Jensen, is familiar with the diverse types of dental emergencies that can occur because of a sports injury. This summer, you can rest assured that your family is covered when it comes to tooth avulsions and other related injuries because here at Dental Smile Makers in Kansas City, Missouri, we are here to help you with all your oral health care needs.
It is important to understand that when a tooth has been knockout out, and even sometimes when it is chipped, the blood vessels and supporting tissue are also damaged. If the tooth has come completely out, the nerves and blood vessels cannot be repaired, and a root canal will be necessary. Fortunately, it is possible for the bone to reattach to the root of the tooth once it is put back into place.
The most important thing to do with tooth avulsions is to get it to the knocked-out tooth to the dentist as quickly as possible. It is also vital to try not to cause further damage to the tooth. Putting an avulsed tooth back in place can sometimes be simple, while other times it may be more complicated depending on the severity of the damage. The faster the tooth is re-implanted, the greater the chance that the tooth will have to heal itself. Re-implanting the tooth within an hour of the accident is ideal.
If you have experienced a dental injury during your summer activities, we encourage you to call us at 816-436-8949 as soon as possible, to see what can be done for you. A great preventative measure against future injuries would be to obtain a mouthguard and wear it while playing sports. Dental emergencies are fixable, but it is important to act as quickly as possible. Our capable team is here to help you with all of your oral health needs.