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Sometimes the damage to a tooth’s enamel layer from chewing on a foreign object, or suffering an accidental blow to the mouth, might seem minor at first. Yet within a few minutes after the traumatic event, you might notice worsening pain and sensitivity.

If you or someone near you has just suffered a chipped or otherwise traumatized tooth, you might need to apply some basic first-aid while you need to seek timely treatment from a dentist like Dr. Glorimar Llavona.

If you have blood or unwanted material in your mouth from the traumatic event, you should not attempt to rinse it away with antiseptic mouthwash. This could cause further distress and irritation. Instead, you can try a gentle rinse with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning efforts will be handled by the professionally trained staff at Dental Specialists of Weston’s clinic.

Gently rubbing a topical, oral analgesic on the nearby gum tissues might provide a little temporary relief from the pain. This might also help to alleviate anxiety while you wait for your appointment.

During your appointment, Dr. Glorimar Llavona will examine the tooth and take a few X-rays to assess the severity of the damage to the tooth. Then they will recommend the most effective treatment plan.

In some of these cases, the chipped or fractured tooth can be repaired with a dental filling or a dental crown restoration. If an area of damage to the tooth threatens the sensitive internal structures Dr. Glorimar Llavona might need to perform a root canal in advance of a dental crown restoration.

If you live in the Weston, Florida, region and you or someone close to you has just suffered a significant dental trauma, you should not delay in calling 954-349-4993 to have the tooth examined and treated at Dental Specialists of Weston’s clinic.