No matter how careful people are with their teeth, the unexpected can happen. Some accidents cause soft-tissue injuries within the mouth or damage the tooth. A recent news article on WISTV.com about Giacarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins’ slugger who got hit square in the face by a fastball, paints a picture of just how bad dental injuries can be:
Stanton was hit in the face by a fastball from Milwaukee’s Mike Fiers last Thursday. Stanton sustained facial fractures, dental damages, cuts that required stitches and two black eyes. Marlins president of baseball operations Mike Hill said Stanton also had concussion symptoms but has been given neurological clearance…
Hill said dental procedures are “the bulk of work that is remaining.”
“He told me he can open his mouth 60 percent now, Hill said. “The slices in the food that he has to cut, they’re in halves now. They were in quarters a few days ago.”
The description above clearly illustrates the difficult that the injured player has to endure in order for him to be able to chew his food properly. With that much damage sustained by the mouth, among other things, it’s no wonder that he will have to sit it out for the rest of the season.
Dentists in Greenville, SC, however, don’t have to go to the major leagues to bear witness to these types of dental injuries as these are actually very common. Trauma and pain, in fact, remain as the top reasons why people rush to have their teeth checked by dentists right away.
Fortunately, the cutting-edge dental advances of today enable emergency dentists to perform prompt treatment that greatly lessens or fully eliminates complications that may arise from such injuries. Swift improvement is also possible with timely intervention, as in the case of Stanton.
If you experience a dental emergency, knowing what to do is almost as important as receiving speedy treatment. Abscess is a painful condition that requires immediate dental care due to the risk of spreading the infection. For bleeding, applying pressure over the injured area and cold compress for 5 to 10 minutes can be helpful prior to going to the dentist.
Those who have a knocked-out or partially dislodged tooth should see an emergency dentist in Greenville, SC right away. By keeping the tooth in place or putting the detached tooth in a clean container with milk before heading to the dental office, the dentist may be able to save the tooth.
Dental offices such as Downtown Dental can provide rapid attention and treatment, giving compassionate care to bring back your healthy smile.
(Source: Injured Marlins star Stanton finished for season, wistv.com, September 18, 2014)