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The American Association of Endodontists notes that sports mishaps, automobile accidents or bad falls are primary causes of chipped and fractured teeth. The damage to a tooth’s enamel layer and other dental structures can vary in severity and discomfort.

In many of these cases applying some simple first aid measures will help minimize complications and discomfort while seeking emergency treatment from a dentist like Dr. Brian Kraft.

If a tooth has been knocked out of the socket and remains whole, he might be able to insert it back into the socket. However, the tooth will need to be kept alive by holding it between your cheek and gums or by keeping it in a tooth preservative canister.

If you have blood or other unwanted material in your mouth, it can be quickly rinsed away with a little lukewarm saltwater, which might also help you to get a clear view of the traumatized tooth.

When you arrive at Payson Dental and Orthodontics our dentist and staff can quickly assess the severity of the trauma to teeth and other oral tissues. Then he can help you understand your treatment options.

If you live in the Payson, Utah, area and you have recently suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 801-465-7966 to seek emergency treatment at Payson Dental and Orthodontics.