Lima Dental
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Palmview 1337 E Palmavista Dr Suite D
Palmview, Texas 78572
(956) 600-7412
McAllen 601 N. McColl Rd Ste. A
McAllen, TX
(956) 800-4501
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Dental Emergencies

Traumatic Dental Injuries

By traumatic dental injuries, we mean all damages to any part of the teeth caused by accidents. This may include torn teeth, fractures of the crown or root, and tooth dislocation (luxation). A lost baby tooth will be replaced in the long term, but this is not the case with permanent teeth. That is why the dentist will always try to repair and retain the tooth.

For the therapy and prognosis, the severity and cause of the trauma, as well as the duration from the occurrence, are decisive. Therefore, the dentist needs to know when and how the injury happened.

During the examination, the dentist must determine whether the soft tissue is damaged and must be sutured, whether the tooth is loose or dislocated, whether it is a tooth or root fracture, if there is a bite defect or if there are signs of a jaw fracture.

The majority of dental injuries must be treated immediately. The prognosis is best when the therapy is started as soon as possible. The injured teeth must be X-rayed, to exclude the suspicion of a root fracture.

In traumatic dentistry, therapy aims to limit damage and prevent tooth loss. And treatment depends on the nature of the injury.

Preventive Dental Care

Healthy and well-groomed teeth not only make a face beautiful, but they also positively affect your overall health.

On your own, however, it is often not possible to remove all harmful bacteria deposits at home.

Thus, despite subjectively good home care, dental caries and periodontitis may well arise. Sensitive teeth, toothache and even tooth loss, can be the eventual consequences. It does not have to be only if you take advantage of professional preventive dental care.

For example, professional teeth cleaning at certain intervals can eliminate periodontal disease. Because only the gentle but complete removal of the harmful deposits by professionals leads to success.

Particularly effective in children and sometimes in adults are the sealing of tooth fissures. The fissures (grooves on the chewing surfaces) are sealed so that bacteria present on the teeth do not stand a chance of causing more problems.

Since nutrition is also a decisive factor in oral health, our preventive dental care professionals are happy to explain the principles of a healthy diet.

So you want healthy teeth life long?

We have been successfully helping our patients since inception to make this wish a reality.

Even toothless patients, who benefit from the function and aesthetics of dental implants, need preventive dental care so that your implant can remain healthy and beautiful – possibly for a lifetime.

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