A Cracked Tooth Often Requires First Aid While Seeking Treatment

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Woman with a toothache

Vigorous athletics, extreme sports, and other rugged activities, can put you at increased risk of suffering an oral injury or dental trauma. If a blow to the face or other accident severely fractures or cracks a tooth, it can cause pain and lead to other complications. In a situation like this, it’s important to apply some simple first aid measures, while seeking treatment at Ace Dentistry Family Dental & Cosmetic Dentist’s Alpharetta, Georgia clinic.

You can clear away any blood or oral debris with a gentle salt water rinse. This will also help to get a clear look at the extent of the damage to your mouth and the traumatized tooth. If you need help managing the pain, you can try to rub a little oral analgesic on your gums.

If the damage to the tooth has also traumatized the pulp or root, our dentists will likely need to perform a root canal. Once the damaged material has been removed and replaced we can rebuild the structure to prepare for a crown restoration.

In an extreme situation where the tooth was shattered or completely split, we might need to completely extract the tooth and suture your gums. Once your gums have completely healed, our dentists can help you understand your restoration options. The two most common methods are to either install a bridge or use a dental implant that will later be fitted with a crown.

If you live in the Alpharetta, Georgia area and you are suffered with a badly damaged tooth, you should call 678-562-1555 to have it treated by the dentists at Ace Dentistry Family Dental & Cosmetic Dentist’s clinic.