An accidental blow to the mouth can sometimes cause significant harm to teeth and soft oral tissues. It is often the result of an athletic injury, automotive collision, or a serious accident in the home. Should a significant oral trauma befall you, or someone close to you, some simple first-aid can help minimize complications, and manage pain, while you consider professional care at RM Advanced Center for Cosmetic Dentistry’s clinic.
If there is excess blood or debris in the mouth, you might be able to rinse it away with a little warm salt water. If you’re experiencing swelling in any of your soft tissues, you can apply a cold compress or a bag of frozen vegetables.
Sometimes pain from damaged teeth and traumatized tissues can be managed by rubbing some topical oral analgesic on the underlying gums. A standard dose of over the counter anti-inflammatory medication might also be beneficial.
Once you make your way to RM Advanced Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Roberto Macedo and his staff can assess the severity of the damage to your teeth and other oral tissues to develop an effective treatment.
This might call for repairing any damaged teeth with a dental filling, dental crown restoration, or a total dental extraction. Dr. Roberto Macedo can also address and suture any lacerated soft tissues to allow them to heal.
If it is necessary, he might also provide you with a prescription for pain medication, to help alleviate your discomfort during the recovery process.
If you are in the St. Petersburg, Florida, area and you or someone close to you has just suffered a significant oral trauma, you should call 727-202-4459 to seek emergency care at RM Advanced Center for Cosmetic Dentistry’s clinic.