How your dentists in Menomonee Falls, WI can help with dental trauma.
If you or someone you know has experienced dental trauma, you know how frightening it can be. That’s why it’s important to be able to visit a dentist you know and trust, in surroundings you are familiar with.
Dr. Brian Stark, Dr. Thomas J. Dudley, and Dr. Eyad Bittar at Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee Falls, WI offer a wide range of dental services, including treatment for dental trauma.
There are many types of dental trauma, including injuries from playing sports, car or bike accidents, and other causes. There are also chronic issues like tooth decay, which can traumatize your teeth.
So, how do you know if you need treatment for dental trauma? You need to seek out your dentist if you have:
- An obvious, visible injury to your teeth
- A tooth that has been knocked out of place
- Dental pain that doesn’t go away
- Increasing dental pain, especially when your teeth are exposed to hot or cold
There are steps you can take to prevent dental trauma, and one of the best is to wear a sports guard to protect your smile when you participate in sports or activities. A sports guard can do a lot to protect your smile against dental trauma.
Dental trauma caused by chronic issues like tooth decay can also be avoided by visiting your dentist regularly at least once each year for a dental examination and x-rays. Your dentist is an expert at diagnosing and treating small dental issues, so they don’t become large dental problems.
You can be prepared when dental trauma happens, by having a dental emergency kit in your home or car. The kit should contain:
- Your dentist’s contact phone numbers
- Sterile gauze
- Sterile saline solution
- A small container with a lid
Dental trauma is a scary occurrence, but you can do a lot to prepare for when it happens. The most important tip to remember is to remain calm and call your dentist. Dr. Brian Stark, Dr. Thomas J. Dudley, and Dr. Eyad Bittar at Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee Falls, WI can help when you suffer dental trauma. You can reach them at (262) 251-6555, so call today.