First-Aid Tips for Severe Dental Trauma

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Sometimes a hard fall or an accidental blow to the mouth can carry enough force to cause significant dental trauma. This might cause damage to your gums, teeth, and other soft oral tissues. In a moment like this you will likely need to seek emergency treatment from a dentist like Dr. Jennifer Ortega.

In the interim, some basic first-aid measures might help address immediate symptoms of dental trauma. If a knocked out tooth is complete and kept alive it might be possible for Dr. Jennifer Ortega to install it back into the socket.

You can possibly keep the tooth alive by placing it in a canister of tooth-preservation solution. Brands approved by the American Dental Association can often be found in the oral hygiene aisle of most stores. The container holds a Hanks Balanced Salt Solution of suspended minerals that have been specially formulated to keep the tooth and any connected tissues alive while you seek emergency treatment.

When you arrive at Ortega Dental Winter Park, Dr. Jennifer Ortega and her staff will quickly assess the severity of the situation to help you understand your possible treatment options.

If you are in the Winter Park, Florida, area and you or someone near you has just suffered a significant oral trauma, you should call 407-645-3636 to seek emergency treatment from Dr. Jennifer Ortega.