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Dental Trauma
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Oral Surgeons looking at a computer at Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Madison, WI. When anyone suffers a serious trauma to any part of the body it can be both painful and shocking and can easily create a great deal of anxiety and worry. This occurs to an even greater degree when this trauma happens to the oral cavity. Patients can easily imagine broken teeth and extensive soft tissue damage which can alter the way the patient appears. There is always a great deal of blood associated with dental trauma as well because the gum tissue is so thin, the blood right beneath the surface. If you have suffered dental trauma and have concerns about your teeth and restoring your oral cavity, come see us today at Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. Our team can do a complete assessment and recommend an appropriate treatment!

Understanding Dental Trauma: An Overview

Dental trauma is a broad term that can describe several teeth and mouth-related problems. It can cover injuries from accidents, large and small. Any accident that causes injuries to the teeth and mouth is considered dental trauma. Our team at is familiar with dental trauma and can help you find the right solution.

The definition of dental trauma is any injury that causes damage to one or more areas of the patient's oral cavity. This could include damage to either the upper or lower jawbones, the tongue, tooth sockets, teeth, the interior cheek, or gum tissue. When patients do a self-examination following a trauma, they can easily see cuts or abrasions to those tissues of the mouth. In some cases where teeth have broken off, they may be able to see exposed tooth pulp if the injury is severe enough.

Common Causes of Dental Injuries

In many cases, taking regular safety precautions will prevent dental trauma. Dental trauma is typically the result of an accident. By wearing a seatbelt when in a car and wearing mouth guards when playing sports, you will be more likely to avoid most dental trauma.

Having regular check-ups with us will also help prevent dental trauma. Healthy teeth typically heal faster than unhealthy teeth. By maintaining good teeth health, you can prevent serious problems if you do get injured.

Dental Trauma Symptoms

For those injuries severe enough, patients can easily see the outward damage to the physical aspects of the teeth. In those cases, the trauma is fairly obvious. There will be blood and teeth can be knocked out of alignment, cracked, chipped, or even missing. Patients can easily feel the sharp edge of the teeth and there is usually blood associated with those types of injuries.

While those types of symptoms are easy to detect, there can be additional damage which is far less obvious. This damage can be to the jawbone of either the upper or lower jaw. It could also be to the temporomandibular joint or the TMJ. This can affect the jaw's natural chewing motion and can cause significant pain. There can also be a clicking sound each time the patient bites.

Types of Dental Trauma

Dental trauma can mean several things. Injuries in your mouth can come from several situations and can have different consequences. Solutions to dental trauma also vary depending on the injury. Our professionals are familiar with different solutions to various dental traumas.

Tooth Fractures and Chips

Tooth fractures and chips are easily resolved in many cases. When your tooth is chipped our team can either reattach the broken tooth or replace the chip with a material of the same color of the tooth.

A tooth fracture can be invisible and is only noticeable when you feel pain or visible. Treating fractures can be more complex and may result in removing the tooth if the fracture goes to the root.

Dislodged Tooth

When your tooth is dislodged it means that it has been luxated. This can mean being dislodged within the socket or pushed out of the socket. A luxated tooth can be pushed back into the socket. If the tooth pulp has been affected, further treatment will be necessary.

Knocked Out Tooth

When your tooth has been knocked out that is called avulsed. This requires immediate treatment for the tooth to be saved. A tooth cannot be out of the mouth for more than sixty minutes and not dried out to have the best chance of being saved. Our team has experience reinserting avulsed teeth.

Root Fractures

Root fractures are among the most serious kinds of dental trauma. Root fractures will need to be stabilized by us by splinting the tooth. This can take up to four weeks but may take longer depending on the injury.

When to See a Dentist for Dental Injuries

Any patient who has suffered a trauma needs to seek a professional evaluation by our staff. This will ensure that any damage incurred will be taken care of in a timely manner. Contact Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants at (608) 960-7650 to be evaluated and assessed.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dental Trauma

For many patients, they do have concerns about the dental procedure itself and we are here to help answer any of those questions. One important thing Patients should know is that the longer they wait for treatment, the higher the potential for other damage to occur. We will perform x-rays to check for injuries below the gumline to both the jaw and the TMJ.

Antibiotics will be prescribed immediately to limit the chance of infection. When tissue is exposed during a trauma that is normally not exposed, the infection can easily set in, causing more issues on the surrounding tissue.

How We Can Help

Dental trauma covers several tooth and mouth problems, from a chipped tooth to teeth that are knocked out. Dental trauma can arise from different situations. Following regular safety protocols will help prevent dental injuries and keep your teeth healthy, as well as the rest of your body.

Our professionals know how to resolve teeth problems of all kinds to ensure that your teeth and mouth stay healthy. If you have been in an accident, Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants will help you fix it. We can resolve minor and major dental trauma. Call us at (608) 960-7650 and set up an appointment with us.

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Madison, WI 53713

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