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First Aid for Dental Trauma

If you have had a hard blow to the face due to an accidental fall or sports injury, this can cause your tooth severe harm. A serious dental fracture often calls for quality first aid while seeking professional treatment at Hardy Smiles in Louisburg, North Carolina.

If you have suffered debris from the accident or bleeding tissues in your mouth, this may obscure the damage. To get a better view, you can gently rinse the area with lukewarm salt water. This can also help relieve the trauma.

In the case of a knocked-out tooth, we might be able to insert it back into the socket as long as it isn’t broken. While you wait for your appointment with us, you can keep the tooth alive by putting it in a Save-a-Tooth kit or even a glass of milk.

When you arrive at Hardy Smiles, we will assess the damage and present you with applicable treatment options. This might mean a crown, a root canal, or in a severe case, a total dental extraction. If the tooth has been knocked out, we will see if it can be implanted back into your tooth socket. If not, we will help you to heal and discuss tooth replacement options, such as dental implants.

If you are in the Louisburg, North Carolina area and have suffered from severe dental or oral trauma, you can call 919-496-3088 to seek treatment at Hardy Smiles today!

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