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Injured Teeth IN Calgary NW, AB

Injured Teeth

Injured Teeth Care at Peak Dental Group

Accidents happen, and when they do, your teeth can sometimes bear the brunt of the impact. At Peak Dental Group, we understand the urgency and anxiety that can accompany a dental injury. Our dedicated team is here to provide prompt, effective care to restore your smile and alleviate your discomfort.

Types of Tooth Injury

Tooth injuries can occur in various forms, each requiring specific attention and treatment. Understanding the type of injury is crucial for effective management and prevention of further damage. At Peak Dental Group, we categorize tooth injuries into two primary types: direct and indirect.

Direct Injury to Tooth

Direct injuries to teeth are typically caused by external trauma. Common causes include:

  • Accidents: Car accidents or falls that impact the mouth can lead to chipped, cracked, or knocked-out teeth.
  • Sports Injuries: Contact sports without proper mouthguards can result in broken or dislodged teeth.
  • Physical Altercations: Fights or physical confrontations may cause direct trauma to the teeth.

Signs of a direct tooth injury may include visible damage to the tooth, pain, sensitivity, or bleeding. Immediate dental attention is necessary to prevent complications.

Indirect Injury to Tooth

Indirect injuries occur when there is no direct impact on the teeth but result from other actions or conditions. These include:

  • Bruxism (Teeth Grinding): Chronic grinding can wear down teeth, leading to cracks and chips.
  • Chewing Hard Objects: Biting down on hard foods or objects can cause teeth to crack or fracture.
  • Thermal Stress: Sudden temperature changes, like consuming hot beverages followed by cold items, can cause teeth to expand and contract, leading to cracks.

Symptoms of indirect tooth injury can be less obvious but may include increased tooth sensitivity, discomfort, and structural changes over time.

How to Prevent Tooth Injury

Preventing tooth injuries involves taking proactive steps to protect your teeth from both direct and indirect harm. Here are some tips:

  • Wear Mouthguards: Use mouthguards during sports activities to protect against direct injuries.
  • Avoid Hard Foods: Be cautious with hard foods like ice, nuts, and hard candies.
  • Address Bruxism: If you grind your teeth, consult with our dental team for solutions such as nightguards.
  • Maintain Oral Hygiene: Strong, healthy teeth are less susceptible to injury. Brush and floss regularly and attend routine dental check-ups.
  • Avoid Sudden Temperature Changes: Be mindful of consuming hot and cold items in quick succession.

When to Call for an Appointment

It’s essential to seek dental care promptly if you experience any signs of tooth injury. Call for an appointment if you notice:

  • Visible cracks, chips, or fractures in your teeth.
  • Pain or sensitivity when chewing or exposed to temperature changes.
  • A knocked-out tooth, which requires immediate dental attention for the best chance of saving the tooth.
  • Any changes in the alignment or position of your teeth following trauma.

At Peak Dental Group, we are committed to providing comprehensive care for injured teeth. Our team of experienced professionals is equipped to handle all types of tooth injuries and provide you with the best treatment options available. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and ensure your smile stays healthy and strong.

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