Dental injuries such as chipped, loose, fractured, or broken teeth are commonplace but also require immediate care. Dr. Cappy Sinclair treats dental injuries at Coastal Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Virginia Beach, VA. Along with his experienced dental team, Dr. Sinclair can evaluate and treat dental injuries as soon as possible. He is committed to helping patients heal their teeth and gums and repair their smiles. Dr. Sinclair can treat dental problems like tooth pain, bleeding gums, and dental damage.
Treating Dental Injuries
There are multiple options for treating injuries at home before coming to our office:
- Knocked-out permanent or adult tooth: you may try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that is not possible, place the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva to transport to our office.
- Cracked or chipped teeth: Rinse the area with warm water and place a cold compress on the face to keep swelling down. Tooth bonding or dental veneers can cover and protect against further tooth damage.
- Bleeding gums: Gingivitis, or gum inflammation, is often marked by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. We can treat bleeding gums with preventative dental cleanings.
- Toothaches: If you have a toothache because there is an object stuck between your teeth, gently floss. If you have tooth pain with an unknown cause, take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth.
Preventing Dental Injuries
There are multiple steps you can take to avoid accidents and injuries to your teeth. When playing contact sports, wear a professional mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums. Avoid chewing on hard foods that can crack teeth such as ice and hard candy. Also, never use your teeth to cut or open things as this can damage the teeth.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sinclair and his team on our website. Let us know if you have remaining questions about your care and we will be happy to help you. We serve patients in Virginia Beach, VA.