Certain athletic activities and contact sports like football, and hockey can sometimes result in a blow to the face. If you weren’t wearing a protective mouth guard when the incident occurred, you are at increased risk of suffering multiple damaged teeth.
In a situation like this you need to seek emergency treatment from a qualified dentist like Dr. Nathalie Dowsett.
If the roots of the traumatized teeth are still viable, she might be able to treat them with endodontic therapy. Yet some of these cases the oral trauma is so severe that the best course of action is to extract whatever remains of the traumatized roots to allow the gums to health without further complications.
When you’re ready Dr. Nathalie Dowsett and her staff specialists can help you understand the wide range of options for restoring the overall function and appearance of the missing teeth.
If you’re not comfortable with the oral surgeries required to replace the teeth with a dental implant supported bridge, she may suggest a removable partial denture.
This removable dental appliance is essentially a miniature version of dentures, designed to correspond to the shape and location of the extracted teeth. The artificial teeth are set into a material that looks just like natural gum tissue. Some partial dentures also include small metal brackets to help secure its relationship to the neighboring teeth.
If you live in the Calgary, Alberta area and you’ve had multiple teeth knocked out, you should call 403.229.0510 to explore your treatment and restoration options at Dowsett Dental Health.