When parents sign their children up to participate in sports, especially contact sports such as football, wrestling, and soccer, the possibility of injury is expected. Sprained ankles, shoulder and knee injuries are routine and relatively easy to care for. But what many people forget to anticipate is the possibility of incurring a traumatic dental injury. Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins at Collins Dental & Aesthetic offer endodontic treatment services to help assess dental injuries and protect your child’s smile.
With any dental injury, whether incurred on the playing field, by car accident, or any other means, there is always danger that cracks or chips in the surface of the teeth, or disruption of the teeth’s blood supply can lead to bacteria and inflammation in the tooth pulp that cannot be seen externally by the untrained eye. Left untreated, this can lead to painful tooth aches and potentially loss of the affected teeth.
Root canal therapy can help relieve this pain when completed in tandem with replacement or repair of the tooth structure. Drs. Collins can apply antibiotics and pain relieving medication through a small hole in the tooth to reduce the inflammation and eliminate bacteria inside the tooth. The medicines will be supplemented with a temporary filler that will be removed and replaced with a more permanent filling once the infection has been cleared.
This process preserves the natural tooth structure and restores normal bite force. If you or your child has had a traumatic dental injury, contact our office to schedule an appointment to have it looked at today by calling 509-368-7788.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788