When you suffer a blow to the mouth from an accident or a sports injury, the damage to soft oral tissues and teeth can range in severity. In such cases, some basic dental first-aid will help manage your discomfort, while you are waiting for emergency treatment from Dr. Maral Seroon at Smile Concepts Dental.
You can clear any debris and blood in your mouth by rinsing the area with lukewarm salt water. This will help ease the discomfort and give you a better view of the injury to your tooth. To relieve the pain, gently apply a topical oral analgesic and take a standard dose of an over-the-counter pain reliever.
In a case where the damage is limited to the tooth enamel, our dentist might be able to treat the tooth with a filling. If a significant amount of tooth enamel has been compromised, yet the sensitive internal structures are still healthy, the dentist may suggest a dental crown.
If the sensitive inner structures of a tooth have been damaged you might experience considerable pain and sensitivity. Many of these cases require an emergency root canal. In a root canal, the dentist will remove the pulp of the tooth, clean the tooth chamber and seal it.
If you are in the Norristown, Pennsylvania, area and you have recently suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, or if you experience a dental emergency, you should call 484-704-7675 to schedule an appointment at Smile Concepts Dental.