Dental fractures are often the result of an oral accident or trauma. While they are most often caused by a blow to the face or a hard fall, there are other things that can also fracture a tooth. You are much more likely to suffer a problem like this if you participate in a contact sport without wearing a quality mouthguard.
Quality first aid is very important for managing pain and assessing the situation while you set up an emergency appointment at Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC.
The first step is to perform a visual assessment of the severely fractured tooth. If you have blood or other debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. This can clear the area while also helping soothe traumatized oral tissues.
Should you feel a sharp or persistent pain in the fractured tooth, it most likely means that the damage extends into the pulp or root of the tooth. To treat a tooth in this state, Dr. Allen Rosenthal will likely need to perform a root canal. This will replace the damaged internal structures of the tooth and form an abutment to later anchor a crown in place.
If the root is severely damaged or the structure of the tooth’s socket has been significantly compromised, he might need to completely extract the tooth. Once your gums have healed, your highly trained dentist can help you decide if you’d like to restore the tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant.
If you are in the Stamford, Connecticut, area and you have suffered a painful dental fracture, you should not delay in calling 203-324-9239 to seek treatment at Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC.