Archive for 'Dental Injuries' Category

Is Chipping a Tooth Really that Big of a Deal?

Common Symptoms, Dental Injuries

02/05/2010
Dentists are frequently asked questions about chipping a tooth—“Is it that big a deal? Doesn't it depend on how big the chip is? I mean if it is just a little chip, it can't be that bad...can it?” The answers to these questions are variations of the same theme. Yes, more...

Jaw Pain after a Fall…What You Should Do

Common Symptoms, Dental Injuries

02/05/2010
Are you experiencing persistent pain in your jaw after a fall that won't go away or is getting worse? The first and most important tip is to see your dentist or oral surgeon now! There are many reasons for jaw pain; however, you need a professional to understand what happened more...

What You Need to Know About Saving Your Cracked Tooth

Dental Injuries

02/04/2010
A cracked tooth is something everyone dreads because it could be a prelude to a painful and costly experience. Cracked Tooth Syndrome is the name given to a set of symptoms and signs that lead to this particular diagnosis. These signs include craze lines, cracks, and fractures—and they can all more...

Repairing Your Teenager’s Chipped Tooth

Dental Injuries

02/04/2010
Unfortunately accidents happen and as a result, your child may end up with a chipped tooth. If you find yourself in this situation, don't worry—a composite tooth-colored restoration actually bonded to the tooth is an ideal material for repairing broken or chipped teeth. One reason supporting this choice is that more...

You’ve Broken a Tooth—Now what?

Dental Injuries

02/03/2010
Once you get over the initial shock of breaking a tooth, it is imperative that you see a dental professional for a thorough evaluation and treatment. One method for saving a tooth broken off at the gum line is through “crown lengthening”. But don't let this small surgery fool you—it more...

The Importance of Mouthguards During Contact Sports

Dental Injuries, Sports Dentistry

02/03/2010
No parent, caregiver, or coach ever wants to see a child suffer an injury during a sporting event or any other circumstance. The American Dental Association and Academy of Sports Dentistry and many others, strongly recommend mouthguards for anyone participating in high contact and impact sports to protect the teeth, more...

Saving a Lost Tooth After an Accident

Dental Injuries

01/30/2010
Losing a permanent tooth can be traumatic for anyone; however, knowing what to do should it happen may enable you to save the tooth. The clock starts ticking from the moment the tooth is lost. It has the best chance for survival if it is re-implanted as soon as possible, more...