Farmington Oral Surgeon Discusses Dealing with Dental and Facial Trauma

Sports injuries, car accidents, and other traumatic experiences can often result in facial or dental injuries. At Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington Hills, MI, we know that these traumatic dental and facial injuries can be physically and emotionally jarring. As a result, we offer compassionate dental care that addresses the entire patient’s needs. Here are a few ways our Farmington Hills oral surgeon, Dr. Fadia Abdouni can help in the event of dental and facial trauma.

How to Handle a Knocked Out Tooth

If your tooth becomes avulsed, or knocked out, time is of the essence. Our Farmington Hills oral surgeon recommends acting quickly with these few steps to preserve your tooth and ensure successful tooth reimplantation. Find the knocked out tooth and hold it by the crown. Quickly rinse it of debris by running the tooth under lukewarm water. Do not scrub the tooth or use cleaning agents. Store the tooth in a gentle liquid like saline solution, room temperature milk, or between the patient’s check and gums. This will preserve the tooth’s reconnective tissues on your way to our Farmington Hills dental office for an emergency dental appointment.

How to Handle Facial Trauma

For life-threatening injuries or if the patients is knocked unconscious, dial 9-1-1. Facial lacerations, or cuts to the soft tissues in your mouth should be addressed by stopping the bleeding. Apply gentle pressure to the cut with a clean cloth or sterilized gauze. For pain relief, avoid aspirin as this can contribute to increase bleeding. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Farmington Hills can help patients who have had soft tissue damage, bone injuries to cheek bones, jawbones, eye sockets, noses, or palates. Dr. Abdouni can also address nerve damage to the face, eyes, and salivary glands.

Compassionate Oral Surgery in Farmington Hills

As a licensed Spiritual Health Coach, our oral surgeon understands that facial and dental trauma can also cause emotional trauma. If you are looking for compassionate oral and facial surgery in Farmington Hills, look no further than Comfort Dental Spa.