3 Steps to Successfully Handling Dental Trauma

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), December 8, 2014 – Princeview Dental (, one of Etobicoke’s premier dental clinics, is releasing its outline of the three steps necessary when approaching a patient who has experienced some sort of dental trauma.

“It’s important for dentists and their patients to know the preferred dental care procedure for handling general dental trauma due to injury. When one or more teeth are compromised, how will the pulp, pulpal space, and root be preserved?” says Dr. Janice Mummery, founder of Princeview Dental. “Dentists and their staff need to be frontline workers, while endodontists are on the back end working to preserve the tooth. Once that teamwork is established, then the rest of the dental trauma procedure becomes simpler.”

According to Dr. Mummery, stabilizing the tooth is the first step, especially if the injury has caused the tooth to loosen significantly. However, the tooth must not be fastened too rigidly, as doing so can cause either root resorption or ankylosis, in which bone replaces the root of the tooth, leading to potentially severe complications, particularly for teens.

“Alveolar ridge preservation is the next step, but only if the tooth is completely knocked out,” she adds. “The bone acts as a support for the tooth, and the ridge will only be preserved if the tooth is able to be replaced in the socket.”

Dr. Mummery explains that the final step is being able to deal with infections, the most common of which leads to a root canal. This step is critical and ongoing, as endodontic infections can occur years after the trauma.

“Carefully monitoring a patient for this amount of time takes a good amount of diligence and organization,” Dr. Mummery concludes. “A dental clinic must keep a schedule that includes regular visits to ensure that infections such as necrosis don’t occur and that, if an infection does come back, it can be caught early and treated.”

For more information, contact Princeview Dental, a clinic that has success treating dental trauma patients. Princeview Dental has the team and the experience to handle these emergency dental procedures.

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