If you have trauma in which a tooth is broken or fractured, you need to get dental care as quickly as possible. At Cochran Family Dental of Leesburg, Virginia, we recognize the importance of emergency dental care when a tooth is fractured. Therefore, our office provides on-call service for times when the office is closed, but you need quick attention due to an accident or another issue.
A broken, cracked or fractured tooth constitutes a dental emergency because the inside of the tooth and related nerves may also be damaged. Emergency care is needed to protect the tooth from further damage and to make the best effort to save the tooth. If your tooth is broken, call immediately and rinse out the inside of your mouth with warm water. Applying an ice pack or cold compress to the cheek may relieve pain. When you arrive, an x-ray will probably be needed to assess the extent of the damage.
A broken tooth may be caused by facial trauma such as a car accident, a fall, or biting on hard objects. Even badly decayed teeth can break as a result of simple decay. In children, accidents while playing or fistfights can also cause a broken tooth with associated trauma to the facial bones or jaw. Cochran Family Dental in Leesburg, Virginia sees patients of all ages and can provide quick and effective emergency care for a broken or fractured tooth.
The repair of a broken tooth depends upon the severity of the fracture and how much of the tooth is involved. Most dental insurances will cover work that is related to a broken tooth. Cochran Family Dental in Leesburg, Virginia can help determine what your insurance will cover and offers convenient no-interest payment plans.
If you have a fractured tooth, call immediately for prompt care in Leesburg, Virginia. Cochran Family Dental offers on-call hours for emergency dental care. Call us at 703-771-9034 and let our answering service contact our professionals who will promptly help you.