The treatment for a tooth injury depends on the type and severity of the injury. Here are some common treatments for different tooth injuries:
Minor fractures that affect only the enamel may require no treatment or cosmetic procedures such as dental bonding to improve the tooth's appearance.
Moderate to severe fractures that involve the dentin or pulp may require a dental crown, inlay, or onlay to protect the tooth and restore its functionality.
Small chips may be smoothed out or filled with dental bonding material to restore the tooth's shape and appearance.
Larger chips may require dental veneers, dental crowns, or dental bonding for proper restoration.
Lateral Luxation: The tooth may need to be repositioned and stabilized using dental splints.
Extrusive or Intrusive Luxation: Immediate repositioning by a dental professional is necessary, and dental splints may be used to stabilize the tooth during the healing process.
Time is of the essence when dealing with an avulsed tooth. If possible, the tooth should be gently rinsed with water, avoiding touching the root, and re-implanted into its socket immediately.
If re-implantation is not feasible, the tooth should be kept moist (in milk, saliva, or a tooth preservation solution) and taken to a dentist as soon as possible. The dentist may attempt to re-implant the tooth.
The treatment depends on the location and severity of the fracture. In some cases, the fractured segment may need to be removed, while in other cases, the tooth can be stabilized with a dental splint and monitored for healing.
The tooth may need to be repositioned by a dental professional and stabilized using dental splints.
In certain cases, root canal treatment may be necessary to address any damage to the tooth's pulp.