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An accidental fall or an injury can sometimes impact the mouth. This could cause significant damage to teeth, gums and surrounding soft oral tissues. Some patients who have suffered a significant oral trauma may experience toothache pain. Even if you don’t notice any immediate signs of damage to the tooth’s enamel layer, this is likely a sign that the core or root of the tooth has been damaged.

If this is the case for you, you will need to seek emergency treatment from our dentists, Drs. DiGiovanni, Engel, and Schall. Without professional attention, the distressed tooth could be at increased risk of suffering additional complications. If you need help managing the pain while you wait for your appointment, you might find some relief by applying a topical oral analgesic the surrounding gums or by taking a single standard dose of an over the counter pain medication. In many of these cases, the traumatized tooth needs a root canal to remove its enamel layer, as well as excise traumatized dental tissues. The dentists may suggest protecting the tooth with a root canal.

If you live in the Havre de Grace, Maryland, area and you have just suffered a significant dental trauma, you should call 410-939-4030 to have it examined and treated at Bel Air Smile Partners.