Most Common Tooth Injuries

Tooth Injuries | Bismarck, NDSki season is here, and so is the the increased chance of injury. Though it’s true that you can injure yourself doing all sorts of things, certain activities carry an extra risk. Skiing, which includes snow, ice, and high speeds, is one of those. So, before you hit the slopes, take a quick peek at what may happen to your teeth if you’re not being cautious. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common tooth injuries.

Cracked Teeth

A cracked tooth may result from you hitting your face with a tree branch as you fly down the mountain, or it could even happen if you take a jump wrong and bite down too hard when you land. Ultimately, a cracked tooth can be a serious injury, or one that is more easily repaired.  It all depends on if the crack reaches the center of the tooth. You may not know you’ve cracked a tooth until you see your dentist, since sometimes a crack won’t be visible or cause you noticeable pain. Other times, you will feel that something is wrong with your tooth pretty quickly. In severe cases, the tooth may need to be extracted, and you may need an implant to replace it.

Fractured Roots

The root of your tooth can be injured when you’re not careful, as well. A fractured root is more serious, as the root is what feeds the tooth. You may not notice immediately that something is wrong with your tooth, but your dentist will be able to tell you if you have damaged the root of your tooth. If you take a hard fall and hit your teeth, it may be worth making an appointment to check on the health of your teeth. It’s better than waiting until your tooth is infected or past the point of saving.

See your dentist regularly, and make sure to make an appointment if you have knocked your teeth hard while out skiing or participating in other activities. Call us today at (701) 222-1800 for our Bismarck office or (701) 463-2884 for our Garrison office to schedule an appointment.

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