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Suffering an accidental blow to the face during a household accident or sporting event can cause significant dental trauma. In a situation where the impact has knocked out or severely damaged a tooth, you will need to apply some basic first aid while seeking treatment from a dentist.

It can be helpful to assess the severity of the dental trauma. If the incident has left blood or unwanted material in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. If the socket is bleeding excessively, you can lightly bite down on some sterile gauze to help control the bleeding.

It might be possible for Dr. Vahid Bashi to implant a knocked-out tooth back into the socket at his Colorado Springs, Colorado, clinic. For there to be any chance of this succeeding, the tooth will need to be whole and alive. You might be able to preserve the tooth by holding it in your mouth between your cheek and gums or by placing it in a canister of tooth preservative.

Unfortunately, most cases of severe dental trauma end up shattering the tooth or breaking it off at the gumline. In a situation like this, Dr. Vahid Bashi might be able to treat the tooth with a root canal. However, if the damage is severe or the socket has been damaged, Dr. Vahid Bashi might recommend a dental extraction.

Once your gums have fully healed, Dr. Vahid Bashi can work with you to help you understand your dental restoration options. This might call for a dental bridge or a dental implant.

If you live in the Colorado Springs, Colorado, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 719-627-5916 to seek emergency treatment at Best Care Dental.