FACIAL TRAUMA

Facial trauma includes injury to face, jaws or mouth. Some of the typical trauma injuries are linked to teeth. The consequences of dental injury are related to one of the following:

  • Loss of teeth
  • Fracture to the jaws and teeth
  • Loose or displaced teeth
  • Discoloration from death of tooth pulp

If the tooth has been completely knocked out, place it in milk or patient’s mouth and take it to dentist within 45 minutes. Do not remove the tooth by yourself as you may remove the sensitive tissue on the surface of root. This root is helpful in holding the tooth in jaw. Your tooth can be placed in the socket and left there for 10 days to allow reattachment. It should not be strapped for longer time that can result in damage to the root.

TOOTH REPLACEMENTS:

If your tooth can’t be reinserted, go for alternative form of tooth replacement. It includes implant or a bridge and denture. Replacing tooth through implant helps to reinstate original form, function and person’s confidence. This method replaces the root of tooth and bridge substitutes the noticeable part of tooth.

In case of fractured tooth, dental crown placement can support whatever tooth structure remains. The crown can be made with the help of zirconium, porcelain or gold bonding alloy. Crown can look similar to the previous tooth structure.

SERIOUS FACIAL TRAUMA

Injury to the bone near the teeth must be carefully examined. Facial fractures may involve re-structuring and positioning with the help of screws and plates. Such treatment remains in the area of a maxillofacial doctor.

United Dental Care offers multiple solutions of any facial trauma you have. You need to consult our dental experts for the best advice for your situation. We are always at your service to provide the best dental solutions.

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