A blow to the face during athletics or from an accidental fall can cause significant dental trauma. Even if the incident leaves the tooth whole, the internal structures could be damaged. After a few days, the damaged tissues can experience inflammation or additional trauma, causing a toothache.
In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking professional dental care at Eastern Hills Dental. The longer you delay, the more likely you are to experience increased pain and complications.
In many of these cases, Dr. Amanda Rhoades can apply an endodontic treatment to the area. This will involve removing all of the tooth enamel and replacing the damaged structures with a dental material known as gutta percha. Dr. Amanda Rhoades can then secure a dental crown over the abutment to fully restore the traumatized tooth.
In an extreme case where the tooth was severely damaged or the socket was traumatized, your dentist might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth and suturing the gums. Once everything has healed, he can help you restore the tooth’s presence in your mouth with a dental implant or a dental bridge.
If you live in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area and you’re suffering from a toothache, you should call 513-231-7474 to seek timely treatment at Eastern Hills Dental.