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Trauma Injuries

Accidents happen, and sometimes dental injury or trauma is caused by accidents.  Dental injury/trauma is described as injury to the mouth, including teeth, lips, tongue and jawbones.  Dr. Basta and her team are trained in treating dental traumas and injuries caused by these accidents.  Visit Dr. Basta as soon as possible after an accident occurs to ensure vitality of the tooth and its supporting structures (gums and jaw).  Dental injury/trauma comes in many forms and occurs in all ages:

  • tooth ache
  • broken or cracked tooth
  • impaled object in the mouth
  • knocked out tooth
  • bitten or cut tongue, lip or cheek

If you have a life threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.  Seeking immediate treatment for a dental injury soon after it occurs creates a higher rate for minimally invasive treatment.  Delayed treatment can cause problems, severe pain, and more expensive and invasive treatment. 

 

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