Traumatic dental injuries most often occur as a result of an accident or sports injury. Traumatic dental injuries can affect any age group, from toddlers to adults. The majority of these injuries are minor such as chipped teeth or small lacerations in tissues. Less commonly more severe injuries are ones that cause you to dislodge your tooth or have it knocked completely. Treatment depends on the type, location and severity of each injury. Regardless of the extent of the injury, your tooth requires immediate examination by a dentist. Sometimes, your neighboring teeth can suffer injury that can only be detected by a thorough dental exam and imaging.
Often we can save an injured tooth but time is of the essence. Please call us right away at Sunrise Dental of Kent to schedule an emergency appointment. We are flexible and accommodating to emergency cases including on weekends. The sooner you call the sooner you’ll have relief from your pain and be more likely to save your tooth, so act as quickly as possible.