Who To Call For a Dental Restoration

Posted on: September 16, 2017

If you need a dental restoration, give Jody L. Yeargan, DDS a call. We are experienced at repairing cracked, chipped, damaged or knocked out teeth. In our office, we find that most of our patients never think about damaging their teeth or plan for that eventuality. This is understandable since if you visit our office regularly and brush and floss at home, you probably think that your teeth will remain healthy. We understand that accidents are difficult to predict and offer the necessary care for patients in those times of need.

The danger of slipping and falling

The National Fall Safety Institute(NFSI) provides the data for how common basic accidents can be in households. Beyond getting into a car wreck, slip and fall injuries are the main type of accident that people suffer. In fact, according to the NFSI, one out of every three people over the age of 65 will fall every year. This is a significant number of men and women that can fall at home, at the grocery store, at lunch and just about anywhere else.

Slip and fall accidents do not only impact the elderly, accounting for over 9 million visits to the emergency room every year, and they are a leading cause of workplace injury. Something as simple as a wire on the floor or a puddle of water can lead to an accident and teeth are very often the victim. Since these accidents are so common, it is important to know that people can call us for help with their teeth.

Treating dental injuries

Anyone that sustains an injury in an accident, needs to visit the ER. However, if someone damages a tooth in the accident, visit our office. This distinction is important because emergency room doctors are trained in how to care for the body. If someone breaks an arm, there is no place better than the ER. However, if someone hurts his or her tooth, the ER is the wrong setting. A general physician will not have the necessary training in dentistry and will not know how to properly diagnose or treat a damaged tooth.

As a result, the ER can give a patient medication but cannot solve the problem. Not only can we examine the patient to determine the root cause of the damage or discomfort, but we can provide a dental restoration to restore oral health. We offer a variety of solutions for restoring a damaged tooth. It does not matter if a patient cracked it, chipped it, or lost it – we can restore a smile.

If your tooth is intact but sustains damage, we can use a dental bonding technique to restore it or place a dental veneer/dental crown. All three solutions are ideal for fixing your smile, and we can do so in a way that looks entirely natural. Our goal is to provide you with a dental restoration that is so natural looking, it will be impossible to tell which tooth was ever worked on. To learn more, call us at (434) 327-4780 and schedule an appointment or visit us with your urgent restoration needs.


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