Mercer Island Endodontics has the expertise and equipment to quickly diagnose and treat various dental trauma. Whether the injury is apparent or subtle, Dr. Maureen Swift and her team can repair and restore the condition of the injured teeth to their natural state.
Dental trauma comes in various forms
Not all dental trauma is visible and obvious. Like our brains react negatively to sudden impact, so do our teeth. Tooth impact can cause pain and inflammation even when no visible symptoms exist. While other dentists may have trouble identifying and remedying these issues, Dr. Swift and Mercer Island Endodontics have the experience to have you smiling again in no time.
Teeth that are broken completely can cause extreme oral pain and require professional attention. If you have a broken tooth, use a cold pack on the face over the broken tooth to reduce swelling and pain. Call your dentist to schedule a repair. If you cannot be seen immediately, purchase dental cement from a drugstore and apply to the broken tooth.
Teeth can become fractured from a variety of causes. Some fractures are more serious than others. If your fracture is superficial it may be repaired by a simple dental filling. If the fracture involves the inner pulp of the tooth, you may require more extensive treatment. Call us immediately if you believe you have a cracked tooth.
Teeth that are misaligned or loosened require rapid attention. If you experience an injury that loosens or misaligns your teeth, immediately call a dentist to schedule an visit. Dr. Swift can help your injured teeth regain their setting and be sure that roots are intact.
Getting a tooth knocked out is always a traumatic experience. It's important to maintain composure and visit a dentist immediately to save the dislodged teeth. If you or a loved one loses a tooth, attempt to place the tooth back in the socket and call a dentist. If you cannot get the tooth in the socket or the victim won't allow, place the tooth in a glass of milk and bring it with you to the dentist.
If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic dental injury, don't hesitate to call our office at (206) 466-2635.