Every year, around 5 million teeth are knocked out and even more are broken because of accidents, including sports injuries and automobile collisions. Ahmad Fahid, DDS, MS, and F. Sean Fahid, DDS, MDSc, offer expert treatment for traumatic dental injuries including emergency dental care at Beverly Hills Innovative Endodontics, their practice serving the greater Los Angeles area in Beverly Hills, California. If you’ve had a traumatic dental injury, call the office or schedule an appointment online today to save your tooth.
If you suffer a blow to your face, you risk a traumatic dental injury. The most common dental injuries include breaking a tooth, knocking a tooth out, or driving a tooth deeper into your jaw.
While these injuries are often painful and frightening, they also increase your risk of internal tooth damage and tooth loss. For example, if the pulpy interior of your tooth is damaged or your tooth is broken so severely that bacteria can penetrate deep inside your tooth, it could damage the blood vessels and nerves that keep your tooth alive and lead to tooth loss.
Endodontists are trained to treat and repair the inside of your teeth. This means that if you have a traumatic tooth injury, the endodontists at Beverly Hills Innovative Endodontics have the training and experience necessary to assess your injury and provide appropriate, expert treatment to preserve your tooth.
For example, if you break a tooth, they can clean inside your broken tooth using the GentleWave® procedure to ensure no bacteria or debris remains inside before filling and sealing the tooth. Alternatively, if a tooth is knocked out, your endodontist will try to reimplant your tooth back into your jaw.
If one of your teeth is pushed into your jaw, your endodontist can surgically repair your tooth and your jaw. They check for damage to the root and inside of your tooth and offer treatment to preserve and protect the injured tooth.
If one of your teeth is knocked out, you should only ever touch the crown of the tooth. If possible, pick up the tooth and rinse off any debris under running water.
It’s critical to keep the tooth moist. The best option is to gently place the tooth back in its socket or nestle it between your gums and cheek. If you can’t put the tooth back into your mouth, you can keep it in a sealed container of milk. Don’t use water as the cells on the surface of your tooth can’t tolerate water for a long time.
You should get emergency dental treatment within 30 minutes for your best chances of reimplanting the tooth successfully.
If you have a traumatic dental injury, your best course of action is to call Beverly Hills Innovative Endodontics for emergency treatment. You can also try booking a same-day emergency appointment online.
Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage. Fees will vary greatly depending on the type of treatment needed and are based on the tooth involved, the type of treatment necessary, and the extent of the treatment provided.
During your consultation, we will thoroughly discuss with you the necessary number of visits, their lengths, and the fees involved. Generally, fees are due in full at the time of treatment. We accept cash, check, credit card, and CareCredit. We will be happy to help you with your insurance processing.