We Can Treat Your Injured Tooth

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When your tooth sustains a serious break or crack, then treatment could be critical for helping you avoid painful cavities and infections. Our team can treat these serious injuries with endodontic care, including root canal therapy. In today’s blog, your Londonderry, NH, dentist talks about taking on injured teeth.

Responding to Your Injury

First, you should take action to minimize your discomfort. We recommend rinsing with warm water and using cloth or gauze to control any bleeding. You can place a cold compress against the side of the face to reduce facial swelling, and take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Try to recover any pieces you and bring them to the office with you in a sealed container. If this isn’t possible, don’t worry, we can still repair the tooth. Contact our team to schedule a visit, even outside of normal business hours, and we will reach out with a time to see you.

Arriving at Our Office

When you arrive at our office, we will employ digital x-rays to carefully examine the tooth and assess the extent of the injury and the threats to your oral health. Even if an injury doesn’t have visible damage, we recommend a visit as fractures could be practically invisible to the naked eye, but still leaves the tooth at risk for infection and eventually loss. With the digital images we’ve taken, we can plan treatment to protect your tooth from serious complications.

Treating Damage with Endodontics

Our team will begin by numbing the area being treated, and we could also discuss sedation options to ensure you’re comfortable and relaxed, even if you have dental anxiety. Next, we need to open the tooth to remove the tissue from within that has been exposed. Our team cleans the interior of the tooth and the root canals, and then adds a unique filling material known as gutta percha to the inside of the tooth. Once we do, we can cure the material and as the last step, cap the tooth with a crown. The restoration offers a lifelike appearance and blends with your smile, but can also absorb daily bite forces to protect your tooth from further injury or decay/infection.

Endodontics can help treat damaged teeth and restore the tooth to optimal health, function, and beauty once again. If you have any questions about repairing an injured tooth, or if you have cracked or chipped tooth, then reach out to our team today for endodontic treatment, such as root canal therapy.

Schedule A Visit With Dr. Karimipour for Dental Repair!

Don’t let an injured tooth cause cavities and other serious complications, including infection or even tooth loss. Instead, talk to our team about endodontic treatment. Talk to our team about addressing your cracked, chipped, or broken tooth by calling My Dentist in Londonderry, NH at (603)965-3407!