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3 Ways To Treat A Dental Injury


What treatments are available for dental injury? In the following three various ways:

  • In the event that you sustain a dental injury, the first thing you need to do is get in touch with a dental professional as soon as you possibly can.
  • In the event that you are located in the Summerlin area and are experiencing a dental emergency, you need to call the number 702-341-9160 as soon as possible.
  • In the event that you are unable to get to an emergency dentist and a tooth has become dislodged in any way, you should go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

On the other hand, there are some preventative measures that you need to take in order to protect your oral health and stop any further damage from being done to your teeth and gums.

1. In the Event That a Tooth Is Knocked Out, What Should You Do?

In the event that one or more of your teeth become partially or completely detached from the gum, you should make an appointment with either your regular dentist or an emergency dentist as soon as possible.

In the event that the tooth is completely knocked out of its socket, the procedures outlined below should be carried out:

  • If there is any dirt on the root, gently rinse it off in standing water until it is clean; do not hold it under a faucet while you do this. • If there is any dirt on the root, gently rinse it off in standing water until it is clean. • It is recommended that adults attempt to gently coax the tooth back into its socket, taking care to ensure that it is positioned appropriately. This is not an activity that should be done with young children because of the potential choking hazard.
  • Do not apply any pressure to the tooth while you are holding a piece of tissue or cotton over it to keep it in place. This will cause the tissue or cotton to move around and cause the tooth to become loose.

Before going to get the tooth treated, you also have the option of temporarily storing it in a small container of milk or water that has been lightly salted. This can be done before you go get the tooth treated.

In order to save a tooth that has been completely knocked out of its socket, treatment must begin within an hour, or even sooner in some cases. Otherwise, the tooth will not be able to be saved. Your best bet is to look for a dentist who is willing to travel to you and is open to seeing patients outside of normal business hours in the event of dental emergencies.

In the event that you are unable to do so, you need to check into the emergency room of the closest hospital. If there are a number of hospitals in the area, you need to call each one and ask about the dental services they provide in order to figure out which emergency room you should go to.

When applied to the outside of the jaw, a cold compress can help relieve pain and swelling and reduce inflammation. You should also consider taking an over-the-counter pain reliever for the discomfort, provided that doing so is not medically discouraged (if you need it).

2. In the Event That You Crack or Break One of Your Teeth, Here Is What You Should Do

A cracked tooth needs to be treated as soon as possible by a dentist, and a procedure known as root canal therapy (RTC) may be required if the crack has progressed all the way through to the pulp of the tooth.

If the crack or cracks are not treated, they will continue to spread until they reach the area below the gumline. Once they reach this area, the tooth will perish due to a lack of blood flow if treatment is not administered.

If a crack is on the part of the tooth that is used for biting and chewing, it can cause discomfort that ranges from mild to severe whenever the person consumes anything that puts pressure on the tooth, such as food or drink. If you bite on something that causes your tooth to crack or break, you should immediately call your dentist and schedule an appointment for an emergency appointment.

The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests that in the time between visits to the dentist, there are a few things that patients can do to improve their chances of having successful tooth restoration. The following sentence outlines each of these steps in greater detail.

  • Immediately give your mouth a thorough rinsing with warm water;
  • Apply pressure to the wound in order to staunch any bleeding; and place a cold compress on the area in order to reduce any swelling.
  • Immediately give your mouth a thorough rinsing with warm water.
  • Immediately give your mouth a thorough rinsing with warm water.

If you can find any pieces of the broken tooth, you should try to find them, wrap them in some moist gauze or cloth, and bring them with you to the appointment with the dentist. If you cannot find any pieces of the broken tooth, you should not bring them with you.

If the damage to the tooth is not too severe, the dentist may be able to bond the tooth back together or use veneers to cover up the crack in the tooth. Both of these options require that the damage to the tooth not be too severe.

However, depending on the specifics of your case, you may need to get a crown in order to successfully replace the missing tooth.

In more serious cases, the tooth might have to be extracted because of the situation.

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3. In the Event That You Lose or Damage a Crown, What You Should Do to Restore It

If you have a crown that becomes loose or is broken, you should inspect the area that is affected to determine whether or not you need to make an appointment with a dentist who specializes in emergency dentistry. In the event that the crown has become loose, you need to schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as you can. In order to reattach the crown to the modified tooth, it is possible that your dentist will recommend that you make use of a temporary denture adhesive that is available for purchase without a prescription from a local drugstore. If you still have the crown and it is in good condition, you should keep it so the dentist can try to reattach it to the tooth if it is still possible to do so. In the event that the crown is lost, a replacement can easily be created from scratch.

  • If you break or lose a crown, you should visit the dentist as soon as possible to avoid having to have another impression made. This should be done within one week of the incident. This is due to the possibility of the gum tissue growing underneath the missing crown, which would render the initial impression useless. You will be required to have another impression taken if you do not visit the dentist within the next week.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should make an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible.

  • You are in significant pain
  • The tooth or crown has a jagged edge that could potentially cause injury to your cheek or tongue.
  • The crown is only partially attached, but it is loose enough to present a choking hazard.

In all other circumstances, please schedule your appointment as soon as possible within the following week.

Choosing the Right Dentist for Your Dental Injury in Summerlin, Nevada

In the event that you or a member of your family has suffered a tooth injury in or around the Summerlin area and require restorative dental work, please contact Dr. Marianne Cohan at 702-341-9160. Your perfect grin is just around the bend in front of you.





Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

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With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.

Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.



851 S Rampart Blvd #230, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | (702) 341-9160
851 S Rampart Blvd #230, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | (702) 341-9160