Dental injuries, ranging from minor chips to severe traumas, require immediate attention and expert care. At Cornerstone Dentistry, we specialize in addressing all types of dental injuries, ensuring both the immediate and long-term health of your teeth. 

Types and Causes of Dental Injuries

Dental injuries can occur in various forms, often due to accidents, sports injuries, falls, or biting down on hard objects. Common types of dental injuries include:

  1. Chipped or Fractured Teeth: These range from minor enamel chips to significant fractures affecting deeper layers of the tooth.
  2. Dislodged (Luxated) Teeth: Trauma can cause a tooth to move out of or into its socket.
  3. Knocked-Out (Avulsed) Teeth: Severe impacts can completely dislodge a tooth from its socket.
  4. Soft Tissue Injuries: Cuts or tears to the lips, gums, and inner cheeks, often accompanied by bleeding.

Implications of Dental Injuries

Dental injuries can lead to various complications if not treated promptly:

  • Pain and Discomfort: As injuries can expose sensitive areas of the tooth or cause nerve damage, they can lead to significant discomfort.
  • Risk of Infection: Open wounds or exposed dental pulp can become infected.
  • Aesthetic Impact: Visible damage to teeth can affect the appearance of your smile.
  • Long-Term Oral Health Issues: Untreated injuries can lead to further dental problems, including tooth loss and misalignment.

Treatment Options at Cornerstone Dentistry

Our approach to treating dental injuries includes:

  1. Emergency Dental Care: Immediate treatment is crucial, especially for avulsed teeth or severe fractures. We provide emergency care to address pain, stop bleeding, and stabilize the injury.
  2. Restorative Treatments: For chipped or fractured teeth, we offer treatments such as dental bonding, veneers, or crowns, depending on the injury’s severity.
  3. Root Canal Therapy: If the injury affects the tooth’s nerve, root canal therapy might be necessary to preserve the tooth and prevent infection.
  4. Tooth Replacement Options: For avulsed teeth that cannot be reimplanted, we offer replacement options like dental implants or bridges.

Preventive Measures and Patient Education

Preventing dental injuries, especially those related to sports or physical activities, is vital. We recommend wearing mouthguards during sports and avoiding harmful oral habits like biting on hard objects. We also provide education on how to handle an urgent dental situation, such as a tooth that has been knocked out— until professional care can be obtained.

Our Comprehensive and Compassionate Approach

At Cornerstone Dentistry, we believe in a comprehensive approach to dental care. We are acutely aware of the psychological and physiological effects of dental injuries and are committed to providing immediate and effective treatments. 

Our team is equipped with technology and methods that are up to date in order to provide the finest possible results for our patients.

Ongoing Care and Support

Our care extends beyond immediate treatment. We provide follow-up care and monitoring to ensure optimal healing and recovery. We also offer cosmetic solutions and preventive advice to maintain the health and appearance of your teeth post-treatment.

Dental injuries require prompt and expert care to prevent serious complications and preserve oral health. At Cornerstone Dentistry, we offer a range of effective solutions to address dental injuries. 

If you or a loved one experiences a dental injury, we encourage you to contact us immediately. We are here to provide the care and treatment necessary to restore your dental health and peace of mind.