Facial traumas commonly cause teeth injuries, from chips and cracks to teeth that have been completely knocked out. Fortunately, an oral surgeon can repair the damage and offer solutions for tooth replacement so neither your bite nor your smile is compromised. After trauma that causes injuries to your teeth, consult an oral surgeon in San Diego to explore your options for reconstruction.
If you have one or more teeth that have been knocked out, if you save the tooth in a cup of milk, avoid touching the surface, and seek care immediately, an oral surgeon may be able to reattach it so you don’t need any other kind of replacement. For teeth that cannot be replanted, dental implants or implant-supported dentures are possible solutions. Depending on the nature of your injury, your oral surgeon may work in conjunction with other dental specialists for additional treatments, including root canal therapy and rebuilding of fractured teeth.