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Athletes in contact sports and other rigorous activities are at increased risk of suffering dental trauma. This risk will only be increased, by a failing to use a necessary mouth guard during practice or games.

If you’ve suffered recent oral trauma, such as a blow to the mouth like a hard fall or blow to the face it’s it could have also effected the pulp or root of the tooth. If the dental trauma has left blood and debris in your mouth you can rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. If there is swelling in your lip or cheek you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time.

If you’re experiencing significant discomfort, you can rub a little oral analgesic on the gums to provide a little relief while seeking care at Stone Lodge Dental’s McKinney, Texas clinic.

With a severe oral trauma, the damage to the interior of the tooth might be so severe that your Stone Lodge Dental dentist needs to perform a root canal. This will remove the damaged tissues, as well as the tooth enamel layer of the damaged tooth. We will then rebuild the structure of the tooth to prepare it for a total crown restoration.

If you live in McKinney, Texas and you’re suffering with a toothache, you should not delay in calling 214-613-1500 to seek treatment at Stone Lodge Dental’s clinic.