An oral injury can strike at any time and often leads to serious dental damage, like chipped or fractured teeth, or even tooth loss. Restorative dentistry treatments are available to treat dental damage caused by oral injuries. In some cases, tooth loss may be prevented after an oral injury by taking the right course of action and scheduling an emergency dental appointment. For personalized tips on how to protect your smile from oral injury and tooth loss, schedule a consultation with Lake Jackson, TX dentists Brian Bell and Justin Crocker. In the meantime, read on to learn more about oral injury and tooth loss.
Although it may not always be possible to prevent an oral injury, understanding the possible causes can help you take precautions. Some of the most common causes of oral injuries include:
Many oral injuries happen unexpectedly and without warning, making them difficult to prevent. However, there are ways to protect your smile from oral injuries, such as:
Tooth loss is a major concern following an oral injury. Even if an oral injury does not cause immediate tooth loss, leaving any dental damage untreated can eventually lead to tooth decay or tooth loss. Seeking dental treatment, regardless of the severity of an oral injury, can help protect oral health. If a tooth becomes lost or dislodged after an oral injury, it may be possible to save the tooth from permanent loss by quickly taking the following actions:
There are many treatments available to restore a smile damaged by oral injury. To learn more about your treatment options, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Drs. Bell or Crocker.