Sports injuries can be significant. They can be especially damaging to your teeth and soft oral tissues if you suffer a blow to the face. The damage to a tooth can be severe if you weren’t wearing a protective mouth guard during the necessary times. Sometimes a dental trauma or dental fracture requires some basic first-aid measures while seeking treatment at one of Dr. Hueler, Dr. Sandler, or Dr. Lyu’s clinics.
If a blow to the face has left unwanted material or your mouth is bleeding, you can gently rinse it away with a little lukewarm saltwater. This might help soothe traumatized soft tissues in your mouth while also affording you a clear view of the damage to your mouth.
If you are experiencing significant pain, you might want to apply a little topic oral anesthetic to the underlying gums. This can help numb the area while you seek care.
The severity of the damage to your teeth and surrounding oral tissues will determine the treatment method that your doctor recommends. This might include suturing traumatized soft tissues, and focusing on repairing the tooth with a dental implant, endodontic therapy, or other treatment offered at Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
If one of your teeth has recently suffered an oral trauma, Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and our professionals want to help you get the treatment you need. Call 952-226-7940 for a consultation or appointment with Dr. Hueler, Dr. Sandler, or Dr. Lyu if you live in the Savage, Shakopee, or Eden Prairie, Minnesota areas.