Traumatic dental injuries can happen often in contact sports and activities. It is most common to experience a minor injury, like a chipped tooth, and less common to experience a severe injury, such as having a tooth knocked out. The treatment you receive following this injury will depend on the type, but it is important to seek the help of a dentists immediately after the injury occurs. It is common for there to be unnoticeable issues that could only be detected by a dental exam.
If you experience a chipped tooth, it is likely that our dentists can repair this with a filling or by reattaching the broken piece of tooth. If most of the tooth has been broken off, it may need to be restored by a dental crown. If you experience a knocked-out or completely dislodged tooth, contact our dentists immediately. There is a chance the tooth could be saved within a certain amount of time. The treatment for this will differ case by case.
Since children have primary teeth that will be replaced, the treatment for them does differ from adults. If a child chips their tooth, we will repair it aesthetically by using a filling. The treatment will depend on the injury, but it is comforting to know their baby teeth are not permanent.