Traumatic Injuries – Colorado Springs

Treating Traumatic Injuries At Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry

When An Injury Affects Your Teeth

Even when we take excellent care of our teeth, sometimes accidents happen and cause significant damage. If this happens to you or someone you love, it is critical to get treatment as quickly as possible, because it may be possible to save the affected tooth or teeth!

Dislodged Teeth

Some mouth injuries can push teeth deeper into their sockets. Dr. Holsteen may be able to move the tooth back into place and stabilize it, but root canal treatment will most likely be necessary to save the tooth. This will typically take place within a few weeks of the injury. A medication such as calcium hydroxide will be placed in the tooth and eventually, a permanent root canal filling will be implanted.

In cases where a tooth is pushed partially out of its socket, Dr. Holsteen may stabilize it, and if the pulp wasn’t damaged, it might not need further treatment. If the pulp was damaged, however, it will need root canal treatment. Leaving it untreated could lead to complications such as infection of the tooth and surrounding tissue, inadequate hygiene, and tooth loss.

Avulsed Teeth

When an injury knocks a tooth out completely, come straight to Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry or to your general dentist for treatment! Make sure to keep the tooth moist, ideally by putting it back into the socket (if possible). If the tooth remains moist, it can usually be saved. If it isn’t possible to keep it in the socket, store it in milk. Avoid touching the root at all — even to clean it, because this could damage it. The length of time the tooth spends out of your mouth and the way you store it will impact the type of treatment you receive.

Let Dr. Holsteen Save Your Tooth

Fast action on your part is one of the crucial components of giving a tooth damaged by injury its best chance, and the experience of Dr. Holsteen is the other. If you have any questions about what to do in the event of a mouth injury, just give us a call at 719-598-3502 .
 

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Dr. Daniel Holsteen has been caring for the dental needs of our community for over 32 years.

Our Mission is to become lifetime partners in the healthcare of our patients, to help them to achieve the highest standard of dental care, & to respect their unique and individual needs and desires, and to become the best family denstist in Colorado Springs.

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