LEANDER, TX, June 22, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Losing teeth as an adult isn't nearly as exciting or rewarding as it was when you were a child. Unfortunately, there's no tooth fairy to bring you a quarter when your tooth falls out, and it's pretty certain that you aren't going to grow any new teeth to replace the ones you lost. Mostly, adult tooth loss happens involuntarily, meaning that serious accidents are likely the cause of permanent tooth loss or damage. That's no fun for anyone.
Accidents happen-but when accidents involve damage to your teeth, it's easy to panic. In the event that you or a loved one requires emergency dental care, the most important thing to do is remain calm. Thinking quickly in a stressful situation is the best way to prevent further damage to an injury and can sometimes eliminate the need for costly restoration procedures.
Keep reading for tips on how to keep your teeth protected from injury and what to do in an emergency. Leander, TX dentists at Crystal Falls Dental offer some helpful tips on how to prevent damage to your teeth.
Be Prepared for the Worst
Sports accidents occur often and are responsible for a lot of tooth injury. However, any blunt trauma to the face, especially the jaw, can potentially cause tooth injury. This can often lead to tooth loss. When teeth are chipped or fractured, they will need to be treated or removed to prevent periodontal disease. The best way to protect your teeth from this type of injury is to wear a mouth guard.
The staff at Crystal Falls Dental can fit you with a custom mouth appliance that will cushion any direct blow to the face and prevent tooth damage or loss. They encourage all their Leander, TX patients to wear the mouth guard any time they are performing a physical activity.
In Case of an Emergency
The first rule of disaster preparedness is to stay calm. A quick assessment of the situation is key-in the event an ambulance needs to be called, doctors that arrive on the scene will need to be briefed on the accident that occurred. If you witness or are involved in a serious or life-threatening accident, call 911 or visit the emergency room right away.
After an injury, quick action is the best way to prevent further damage to your teeth. The staff at Crystal Falls Dental is equipped to treat a number of dental injuries, including but not limited to:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Dislocated teeth
- Missing teeth
To receive assistance with any of the aforementioned injuries or to learn more about how to prevent tooth injury, please contact our office. For more information about emergency dental care in the Leander, TX area, call (512) 260-7400.
About Crystal Falls Dental: Dr. Loftus received an undergraduate degree in engineering, so he handles dental situations with great detail. In 1997, he graduated with honors and his doctoral degree from the University of Iowa. Dr. Loftus didn't stop there-he pursued training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Loftus specializes in advanced dentistry that utilizes high-quality materials and non-invasive techniques. Dr. Anderson graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine with a major in Physiological sciences and a minor in Chemistry. In a class of 56 students, Dr. Anderson was one of only eight out-of-state students selected to attend the University of Kentucky's College of Dentistry. He received high marks for his clinical and esthetic restoration skills. Outside of the practice, Dr. Anderson volunteers his dental services to the Capital Area Dental Society and the Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Crystal Falls Dental
500 Crystal Falls Parkway
Leander, TX 78641
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