Dental trauma is typically evident in an injury to a tooth that causes it to become loose from its socket, either partially (dislodged) or completely (avulsed). Regardless of the reason for it, whether it’s a car accident, falling and striking the tooth on a hard surface, or any other unplanned situation, the clock is ticking on saving the tooth. The more quickly you are able to get help from us at Parent Dental Group, the more likely it is that you will be able to retain the injured tooth.
You may have the idea that you should go to a hospital emergency room, but unless you have other serious bodily injuries, there is little benefit in doing so. The vast majority of hospitals neither retain a dentist on staff nor do they have the dental equipment necessary to perform effective treatment. Instead, reach out right away to our emergency dentist in Gainesville. We cannot guarantee that the attempt to save your tooth will be successful, but everything reasonable will be done. If the tooth is dislodged only, see if you can gently guide it back into the socket before coming in. Don’t force it, though. And if the tooth is avulsed, you should keep it moist. The easiest way to do so is to put it in a container of warm water with a pinch of salt, or one filled with milk instead. Our emergency dentist in Gainesville will evaluate the situation and determine if the tooth needs to simply be put back in place with a splint or orthodontic wire to hold it, or if root canal is needed in order to repair the tooth. All avulsed teeth will require root canal, but many dislodged ones will not.
Call us with no delay when you need the services of our emergency dentist in Gainesville. We’re prepared to offer prompt urgent care.