How to Treat a Dental Injury.
Sometimes it may seem like you or a family member ends up suffering from a chipped tooth or other dental injury only when your local dental office is closed.
Trauma to your teeth can happen at any time, either from a car accident, a fall or a sports injury. It’s not an injury that should be taken lightly; a serious crack or fracture in your tooth that exposes the tooth pulp and dentin should be treated immediately. If your child is involved in sports, protective mouth guards and face masks should be worn while playing to reduce the risk of a dental injury.
Generally, most hospital emergency rooms can treat most dental injuries and relieve tooth pain until you’re able to see your regular dentist or a specialist. You’ll likely need to undergo an emergency root canal or possibly an extraction if the tooth is fractured and the root is damaged.
A tooth that has been knocked-out should be handled carefully by not touching the root. Sometimes a tooth can be rinsed with water or milk and placed back into the original socket. Teeth that are replanted within an hour after they were knocked out can reattach. A dentist will need to stabilize the tooth and allow the bone and tissue to heal.
If you find yourself in need of an emergency dental visit but don’t have dental insurance coverage, AmeriPlan discount dental plans can help you pay much less for the emergency services you need. AmeriPlan Dental Plus plans start at $19.95 per month for the entire family and can be used immediately.
After becoming an AmeriPlan member, you may access savings between 20 percent and 80 percent of not only routine dental care, but major dental work, including root canals. discounted savings on vision, prescription and chiropractic services that can save you even more money in the long run. Discount dental plans are a great way to prepare for the unexpected, providing affordable dental care for the entire family.
AmeriPlan has more than 30,000 dental providers within its network, providing you with choices on where to go to for dental care services. To compare all the discount dental and health plans available within the AmeriPlan network.