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Reach Out to Us After Any Type of Auto Accident
Posted on 8/15/2019 by Barbara Ketchum
Tooth damage is common after a car accident, as most people clench their teeth at the time of the wreck. Mouth injuries can also occur if the face hits the dashboard or steering wheel, and other issues may result from a deployed air bag. Even if you don't notice any dental problems right away, it is important to reach out to us after any type of auto accident. Chips or CracksIf you suffer trauma to the face during an auto accident, your teeth may be chipped or cracked. Treatment for this issue will depend on how healthy the surrounding nerve and tissues are, and the size of the crack will also make a difference. Large cracks may require a crown, and if the nerve is damaged, a root canal may be required. Loose TeethIf one or more of your teeth are loose, but are still in place in your mouth, you'll also need immediate treatment. The teeth may remain intact while shifting in the mouth or coming out of the socket. Splinting and root canal treatment are the most common options. Tooth LossIf your tooth is knocked out or lost as a result of a car accident, you'll need to visit our office within 30-60 minutes to save the tooth. Unfortunately, you'll have to find the tooth in order to have it implanted back into its correct place, and we realize that isn't always possible in the instance of a car accident. If your tooth cannot be saved, we offer restorative options like implants, bridges, and veneers in order to restore your smile. A car accident is a stressful time, and when you care for your post-accident injuries, don't forget to think about your mouth. Be sure to reach out to our office after any type of auto accident for an evaluation....
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7/13/2019
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How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy When You Get Sick
6/15/2019
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5/25/2019
Ways of Reducing the Damage of Acidic Foods and Drinks
5/15/2019
Do All Beverages Aside from Water Stain Your Teeth?
4/25/2019
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3/25/2019
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3/15/2019
Basics of Having a Tooth Extracted
2/25/2019
Are You a Positive Role Model for Good Oral Health?
2/15/2019
Most Common Ways of Adjusting the Bite
1/25/2019
Is There Such Thing as a Green Toothbrush Option?
1/15/2019
Why Ibuprofen is Best Following Oral Procedures
12/25/2018
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11/30/2018
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The Basics of an Oral Cancer Screening
10/25/2018
Symptoms You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
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How to Spare Your Veneers from Damage So They Last
8/15/2018
Reasons Your Teeth Shift Around in Your Mouth
7/20/2018
How are Extractions So Traumatic For Your Mouth?
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6/23/2018
Can Dental Implants Help You Look Younger?
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