We Feel the Pain. We Sooth the Pain.
Unfortunately, accidents do happen. They can cause light teeth chipping, root fractures, or complete loss of one or several teeth. If teeth are broken after a severe head trauma, you should go to the hospital to get a thorough examination, including X-rays, to assess if there are other conditions that require immediate attention (jaw, nose, or head fractures, concussion, etc.). When you are ready for tooth reconstruction and treatment, our expert team will help you regain your smile.
Types of Injuries
Centre Dentaire Pierrefonds will tend to injuries that include:
- Chipped or broken tooth
- Diagonal, horizontal or vertical fractures
- Displaced tooth by external forces
- Loss of a tooth from a fall, punch, or gum disease
First Steps in the Event of a Dental Accident
Bleeding may or may not occur, but immediate attention is still of utmost importance.
If you lose your tooth:
- Stay calm. Handle tooth with care. Avoid touching the root.
- Place tooth in water. Do not rinse under water.
- Rinse your mouth with salted water and replace your tooth in its socket. Avoid eating or drinking until you reach our clinic.
- If you are not comfortable reinserting your tooth in its socket, you may keep it in water until you reach our clinic.
- If you feel agitated, have someone drive you to our clinic, or take a cab.
For any type of injury:
- Apply ice on the face opposite the fracture.
- Do not attempt any “home” remedies.
- Rinse your mouth with salted water if there is bleeding.
Contact our clinic as soon as possible. Time is of the essence if you want to save your injured tooth.