Suffering a blow to the face from a sports injury, automotive collision, or a household injury can traumatize teeth and soft tissues. This is even more likely to occur if you are an athlete and choose not to use a mouth guard at the necessary times. When this happens the pain can be significant while you seek professional treatment from the dentists at Thomas G. Schleicher, DDS PLC.
One way to help reduce the pain and anxiety of the situation is to apply a modest amount of topical oral anesthetic to the underlying gum tissues. This can help numb the traumatized tooth for a brief amount of time. If you have swelling in the surrounding soft tissues, you can apply a cold compress for up to 20 minutes at a time. If you have unwanted debris or lingering blood in your mouth, it can be rinsed away with some lukewarm salt water.
Once you arrive at Dr. Tom G. Schleicher’s dental office, he can assess the severity of the damage to your tooth. This will involve a thorough examination and X-rays. Our team will then present you with the most applicable treatment options.
If you are in the Colonial Heights, Virginia, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 804-526-0231 to seek emergency dental treatment at Thomas G. Schleicher, DDS PLC.