A blow to the face caused by a sports injury or a household accident can cause obvious soft tissue trauma. At the same time, it can also affect the root or internal structures of a tooth without any appreciable change in the tooth’s enamel layer.
Even if the pain isn’t immediate inflammation can start to build up in the area causing a worsening toothache.
In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking care from a professional dentist like Dr. David Powell. In a short amount of time he can examine the tooth, take some X-rays, or perform other diagnostics to determine the severity of the problem.
If the trauma to the tooth is significant, Dr. Powell might recommend performing a root canal. This simple endodontic therapy will extract any traumatized tissues while also rebuilding the internal structure of the tooth. This will provide sufficient structure to anchor an eventual dental crown.
If the damage is severe, or the bone structure of the dental socket has been significantly traumatized, he might recommend a total tooth extraction. After your gums have fully healed, he can help you choose the restorative dentistry treatment that’s right for you.
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If you are in the West Jordan, UT area and you are experiencing toothache pain from a recent blow to the face, you should call (801) 280-6911 to schedule an appointment at Jordan Landing Smiles.