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A hard impact to the mouth during sports can sometimes carry enough force to severely shatter or knock a tooth out. In a moment like this seeking emergency treatment is essential for reducing discomfort and preventing further complications.

During the treatment session a dentist like Dr. Christopher Hulen will work quickly to assess the severity of the damage to the tooth and any other oral tissues. Then he will present you with your treatment options.

In some of these cases the damage to tooth’s root and other oral structures might be so severe that he recommends extracting whatever remains of its root. Afterward, he will likely provide you with a prescription for pain medication to help manage any discomfort, while the traumatized oral tissues heal.

When you are ready our dentist can help you explore your dental restoration options. In many of these cases a dental implant can be inserted into the underlying bone tissues to create an anchor point for an eventual dental crown restoration.

Once the titanium dental implant has fully fused with the living bone tissues in the area, our dentist will create an abutment capable of supporting a dental crown.

If you are in the Tipton, Indiana, region and you have just suffered a severe oral trauma, you should call 765-675-8745 to seek emergency treatment from the oral care specialists at Hulen Family Dentistry.