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Mouth Injuries

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Urgent Mouth Injury Treatment in Rochester, MN

A mouth injury is an emergent situation, often accompanied by pain. We understand that dental pain is one of the worst types of pain, and our Rochester dental office is here to help you get relief as quickly as possible and ensure your smile is as good as new.

Cracked Teeth

A cracked tooth can present various symptoms, such as pain while chewing, diminished biting pressure, or temperature sensitivity. Tooth pain can be unpredictable with a cracked tooth, making it difficult to determine the true source of discomfort.

Chewing with the affected teeth can cause the cracks to open and close, irritating the pulp inside and causing sharp pains. If left untreated, the pulp can eventually become damaged, and the tooth will continue to hurt without chewing. Untreated cracks could even lead to infection, which could spread to the bone and gums.

Dislodged Teeth

A mouth injury could cause the teeth to become dislodged from their normal position, damaging the structure and roots. 

If the tooth is partially pushed out of its socket, the tooth or root system could become infected, or potential tooth loss could occur. Your Rochester endodontist will be able to reposition the tooth, and if the pulp remains healthy, no further treatment is required. However, a root canal may be necessary if the pulp becomes damaged.

If an injury causes the tooth to be pushed up into its socket, then root canal therapy is needed to restore the tooth. A special medication is applied to the tooth’s canal to help with healing, and eventually, a permanent filling is placed along with the crown.

Knocked-out Teeth

It is crucial that you get treatment immediately if a tooth becomes completely dislocated due to a mouth injury. The first thing to do if your tooth is knocked out is to remain calm and try to put the tooth back into its socket. If this is not possible, preserve the tooth by placing it in a container of milk or water with a pinch of salt until you can be seen by an endodontist.

Depending on the stage of root development and the length of time the tooth was removed from your mouth, your endodontist may recommend different forms of treatment.

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