Our dentist and team are here to help you get your oral health back on track! If you have sustained a severe level of damage or trauma to your smile, we highly recommend that you meet with us right away so we can provide immediate treatment for your oral emergency. If you would like to learn more about oral trauma repair in Durham, North Carolina, please feel free to contact Providence Smiles today at 919-682-4861 and set up a visit with Dr. Kwame Gyampo.

Our skilled dentist and team provide treatment for oral trauma. Those who are involved in an accident and suffer oral trauma as a result know how much of a mental and emotional impact it can have in addition to the physical effects. We are committed to providing you individualized care and gentle care to restore your oral health and appearance so you can recover physically and mentally.

What is oral trauma?

Oral trauma may be caused by incidents such as car accidents, work-related injuries, sports injuries, accidental falls or interpersonal violence. But no matter the cause of your facial trauma, we are dedicated to providing you with the care you need.

You may need facial trauma repair if you have experienced:

  • Intraoral lacerations
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Facial lacerations
  • Fractured facial bones (such as the cheeks, eye socket or nose)
  • Fractured upper or lower jaw

What is oral trauma repair?

Oral trauma repair is a specialized area of dentistry designed to repair damage to a patient’s face and restore their appearance. Oral trauma repair includes multiple restorative treatments designed to repair the mouth, teeth, jaw and facial structure after they have been damaged.

The type of trauma you are suffering from will direct the course of treatment. For example, patients who have a facial fracture will require surgery to correct the problem, and patients who have sustained soft tissue damage may require less invasive treatments, such as injections or laser therapy.

What do I do if my tooth has been knocked out?

If your tooth has been knocked out, try to recover the missing tooth and contact our dentist as soon as possible. The sooner a tooth can be reinserted in your mouth the more likely it is to survive and reattach. If you find your tooth, it is recommended that you try to place it back into its socket and if that is not possible, keep it in milk or saltwater. This will keep it viable for reattachment.

What are the benefits of oral trauma repair?

Oral trauma repair can help patients restore their appearance and regain their confidence. These treatments can help you recover mentally and emotionally after a traumatic event as much as physically. With the right treatments, you can fully restore your oral health and function and start living your life again with a healthy and beautiful smile.

Our dentist and team are experienced in treating injuries to soft tissues, facial bones, teeth and other surrounding dental structures. Depending on your specific needs and the treatment needed, we may recommend you receive treatment in a hospital or an outpatient setting. You can rest assured that our dentist will work with licensed medical professionals if extensive to make sure you get the care that is needed to fix your smile.

If you have suffered oral trauma, seek professional help as soon as possible. Our dentist and team are willing to help you find solutions to you need to fully restore your mouth and smile. Call or visit our office to learn more about our treatments for oral trauma repair. We want to help you get your confidence and life back after an accident.