Dental trauma can occur to you, a close relative or family member. It can happen at any time in our life, during an accident or a game of football. Unfortunately, this type of accident can have serious and permanent repercussions on our teeth. You can read this article to know how to treat knocked out tooth during football or an accident. If we don’t know how to minimize the trauma, what precautions to take and how to proceed in this type of situation, permanent damage can happen.
Some dental injuries generated after trauma aren’t always visible to the naked eye. So the first advice is always that you see your dentist as soon as possible for an in-depth review. Keep in mind these injuries can get worse in the long term. It’s advisable to act quickly, within a range of 30 minutes whenever possible so here are some steps to follow in a bruised tooth case:
If there’s bleeding try to hold a piece of cloth against it to stop it.
Ibuprofen will do a good job if there’s a pain.
If the tooth is displaced or if due to the accident the tooth moves or enters the bone, do not attempt to reposition it by yourself. Let your dentist do that for you but keep in mind that the longer the tooth stays out of place, the harder it will be to return it to its original position. The specialist may try a special attachment to the neighboring teeth if they are on a healthy condition.
In the case of tooth loss, try to find the tooth (or fragments) and keep it; try to remove any dirt attached, rinsing it with milk, and avoid using water and soap. If it’s possible, try to put the tooth back in place, in the correct orientation. Use a piece of cloth, handkerchief, or even better, your mouthguard if you have it, to keep it in place. If the tooth can’t be placed, it’s best to transport it in milk or saliva, these are the best environments to keep it until you get to your specialist.