Traumatic Dental Injuries Specialist

Sarmiento Microendodontics

Endodontist located in Cypress, TX

Traumatic dental injuries can happen when you least expect it, and when they do, Sarmiento Microendodontics in Cypress, Texas, can help. Endodontics specialist Bernardo Sarmiento Jr., DDS, MSD, can diagnose and treat traumatic dental injuries to restore damaged teeth and keep your smile beautiful. Call the Northwest Houston office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Traumatic Dental Injuries Q & A

What are traumatic dental injuries?

Traumatic dental injuries occur when teeth get damaged, dislodged, or knocked out because of an accident, sports injury, or other types of trauma. To help save your tooth, visit Sarmiento Microendodontics at the first sign of tooth trauma, which can occur in people of all ages and activity levels. The primary goal of treating traumatic dental injuries is to save the affected teeth.

What are examples of traumatic dental injuries?

Common traumatic dental injuries you or a loved one may experience include teeth that are:

  • Chipped
  • Cracked
  • Broken
  • Dislodged
  • Loose
  • Bleeding
  • Knocked-out
  • Infected
  • Swollen

Sarmiento Microendodontics can often restore your teeth to their full appearance and function. Taking immediate action after a traumatic dental injury can mean the difference between saving and losing a permanent tooth.

What happens during my appointment?

Sarmiento Microendodontics immediately offers pain relief for the discomfort you may experience. To find out which type of dental treatment is right for you, Dr. Sarmiento reviews your oral health history and symptoms, examines your teeth and gums, and evaluates the results of your dental X-rays. 

Which treatment might I need for traumatic dental injuries?

Dr. Sarmiento personalizes traumatic dental injury treatment to match your needs and desired outcome. He offers the following:

Prior to each procedure, Dr. Sarmiento numbs the treatment area so you can avoid discomfort. He offers sedation dentistry to help you relax during your treatment. 

During a root canal, Dr. Sarmiento opens the top of your tooth, cleans out its inner pulp, disinfects it, and fills the root canal chamber with dental materials. He may place a filling or crown on top of your tooth to protect it from further damage.

What happens after my treatment?

After traumatic dental injury treatment, your tooth may feel a little bit sore for a day or two. Take over-the-counter pain relievers as needed. Avoid chewing on hard objects and wear a mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night or play contact sports.

See your dentist every six months for routine cleanings and dental exams, brush your teeth after meals, and floss every day.

At the first sign of tooth pain or damage associated with traumatic dental injuries, call the Sarmiento Microendodontics office or book an appointment online today.