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Eagle River's Best Dentist Explains 3 Common Dental Emergencies for Teens August 26, 2016

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Eagle River's Best Dentist Explains 3 Common Dental Emergencies for Teens, Anchorage, Alaska

Between school, sports, and socializing, teens live active lifestyles. At Discovery Dental in Eagle River, Alaska, they know this can sometimes result in dental emergencies. If your teen breaks or loses a tooth, it’s important to get prompt care from a dentist experienced in handling these common problems.

When it comes to dental emergencies in teenagers, a family dentist often encounters the following three issues:

  • Dentist-Anchorage-AKBroken Tooth: Teens who play on their high school sports teams can be at risk of breaking a tooth if the play gets rough. If this happens, you should get your teenager to a nearby, trusted dental clinic as soon as possible. With the proper treatments from a dentist, further damage can be avoided. In the meantime, anyone with a broken tooth should make sure to rinse out their mouth right away.
  • Cracked Tooth: Not as severe as a broken tooth, sometimes a cracked tooth won’t even be noticed right away. Sometimes the pain is intense, but other times, there is no pain at all. The causes of a cracked tooth can also be as mundane as a quick change in temperature while you’re enjoying a meal. A thorough checkup is one of many reasons to visit your dentist at least every six months. If your teen does notice persistent dental pain, it may be the result of a cracked tooth, not a cavity. Getting quick treatment by your dentist will ensure the problem doesn’t get worse.
  • Knocked-Out Tooth: Teens who live active lifestyles can sometimes lose teeth from an injury. If a tooth gets knocked out, rinse out the mouth, place the tooth in a cup of milk, and head to your dental clinic as soon as possible. Your dentist may still be able to save the tooth if your child is treated right away.

If your teen experiences any sort of dental emergency, at Discovery Dental in Eagle River, a skilled and precise dentist will provide effective treatment. Because they focus solely on treating children and teens, they are especially prepared to handle the dental problems faced by an adolescent. Visit them online to learn more about their services, or call them at (907) 622-5437 to schedule an appointment.

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