We understand that dental trauma can cause a distressing and uncomfortable experience.
We offer a haven of care and expertise, providing immediate and proficient treatment to mitigate discomfort and ensure the best outcome for your dental health.
Dental trauma can be unexpected and often severe, necessitating prompt and knowledgeable intervention. Our practice specializes in providing specialized services to adults and children who have suffered dental trauma. Our dedicated team and state-of-the-art facilities are geared to offer you comfort and solace in your time of need.
We invite you to experience our welcoming and reassuring environment, where your dental well-being is our utmost priority. Reach out to our Roseville, CA, office today!
What Is Dental Trauma?
Dental trauma involves injuries to the teeth and surrounding tissues, including tooth fractures, displacement, loss, and tooth socket injuries. A thorough understanding of these injuries is vital for effective treatment and prevention of further damage.
Toothaches unrelated to traumatic events are addressed separately, emphasizing the distinct nature of trauma-related dental issues.
Steps To Take When Referring From The E.R.
Following primary emergency care, a doctor must write a referral to our office for dental trauma services. Treatment should begin immediately so teeth will have the greatest chance of being accepted back by the body.
- If you have a dislodged tooth, hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root in saline or water if it’s dirty. Do NOT scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. Do NOT dry the tooth.This will destroy the cells.
- If possible, gently re-insert and hold the tooth in its socket. (Do not re-insert “baby” teeth.) If re-insertion isn’t possible, put the dislodged tooth in a cup of cold whole milk or a tooth saver kit provided by the ER. If these are not available, water can be used to keep the tooth from drying out.
- Get in contact with our office as quickly as possible. Remember to bring the tooth with you!
Dental Trauma Services For Emergency Team
Our services extend to emergency teams, offering clear guidelines and immediate assistance in handling dental trauma cases. It is crucial to follow precise procedures to maximize the possibility of successful replantation and avoid further damage to the tooth and surrounding tissues.
What To Do With A Dental Trauma Patient
Handling a dental trauma patient necessitates a series of meticulous steps. Removing debris by holding the tooth by the crown and rinsing it in saline is essential. Maintaining the cleanliness and vitality of the tooth is crucial for successful treatment. Addressing other facial traumas and providing immediate referrals to Dr. Comfort are pivotal in initiating the treatment process promptly.
Understanding Dentoalveolar Injury
Dentoalveolar injuries vary in severity and require different approaches for treatment. These range from enamel-only fractures to those involving the root. A thorough comprehension of these injuries ensures an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. The ligament surrounding the tooth contains live cells, and replantation exposes the tooth to its natural environment, maintaining its viability.
- Type 1 fracture: An enamel only or “chip fracture.”
- Type 2 fracture: A fracture through enamel and dentin.
- Type 3 fracture: Involves the enamel, dentin and pulp.
- Type 4 fracture: Involves the root.
What Happens After Referral
Once referred, Dr. Comfort will undertake a series of interventions, including re-implantation and corrections to the damage incurred, performing a Calcium Hydroxide Pulpectomy (CaOH) when necessary, and providing follow-up consultations to ensure healing, which should generally take approximately six weeks.
Workman’s Compensation Cases
In cases where the dental trauma is work-related, patients must have their employers authorize dental services before treatment. This ensures that any financial implications are addressed, and treatment can proceed immediately.
Our practice is a private, fee-for-service business where payment is required at the time of service. We accept various forms of payment, including VISA, MasterCard, and Debit cards. Insurance claims are processed the next business day for reimbursement to the patients.
Visit Us For Your Dental Trauma Needs
Experience dental trauma? Don’t let it add unnecessary stress to your life. Rest assured, we’re here to ensure your speedy recovery. Our compassionate and highly skilled team is ready to assist you at every step. Feel free to get in touch with our office in Roseville, CA, for further information. Call today!