Types of Dental Trauma and Traumatic Periodontitis
All problems and injuries that cause damage to your teeth and the structures around them are called dental traumas. If you have some dental trauma, it’s important to speak to an endodontist as soon as possible to get the necessary dental care. At Clear Dental, we have specialists that will offer you the necessary treatment based on the type of dental trauma you have. Since such injuries can happen in different ways and involve various needs, we would like you to know the basics of dental injuries and what they include.
As a rule, dental traumas are categorized according to the degree of injury severity. The most common kind of dental traumas is a tooth fracture which involves cracking or chipping of an individual tooth. It may happen during a mouth trauma caused by a car accident, sports injury, or accidental biting of a hard substance that compromises dentin and enamel of a tooth. Treatment of such trauma may include, sealing, restoration, bonding, dental crowns or veneers.
Another category of dental traumas is injuries of the periodontal apparatus. They include increased mobility of a tooth, injury of tooth-supporting structures, alveolar fracture, and even a complete toot displacement from its socket into the alveolar bone (avulsion). Treatment of such traumas includes tooth reposition and root canal treatment. If avulsion occurs, you might require replantation which will save your tooth. However, the replanted tooth has lower chances to serve you long-term.
Trauma from occlusion and periodontal disease
Nowadays dental professionals believe that periodontal disease can be triggered by an occlusal trauma which can be a result of unconscious actions like gnawing pencils and nuts, incorrect use of dental floss, opening bottles with teeth, etc. Poorly fitted crowns, incorrect filling or bruise can also cause an occlusal trauma. Periodont tends to adapt to pressure which later results in dense tissues and wider interdental spaces. Chronic traumatization often causes inflammatory process and destruct the apex of the root of the tooth. Thus, it’s very important not to ignore the first signs of traumatic periodontitis to prevent the spread of infection. Prompt measures will always give great results.
To learn more about various dental traumas, we encourage you to contact our Clear Dental office today and make an appointment with one of our dental professionals. You deserve a nice and healthy smile.