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A traumatic injury to the mouth could include injury to the teeth, gums, tongue, lips, or even jaw. These injuries can happen when playing a sport, if you're in a car accident, or even if you trip and fall. Some examples of oral issues that can occur during these events include cracked teeth, dislodged teeth, cuts to the gums, and even a broken jaw in more extreme cases. At Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group, we provide a variety of treatment options to help individuals in Brookline, Needham, and Chestnut Hill, MA treat their traumatic oral injuries. If you ever experience an injury to the mouth, even if it doesn't seem serious, you should seek out the advice of a dental professional before the injury worsens or a tooth becomes infected. For more information on how we treat traumatic injuries, contact our dental office in Wellesley, MA today.

Whether it was something simple like a trip and fall or something more serious like a car accident, you should have trauma to the mouth checked out right away. Even if you're not experiencing pain, chipped teeth, dislodged teeth, lost teeth, and even deep cuts in the mouth should be addressed by a dental professional. We can review your oral health and let you know how or if your injury should be treated.

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Today was my first experience with Dr. Rafla and his wonderful, efficient, but most of all kind staff. I went to this very much dreaded appointment with no idea of what to expect. My poor teeth are so sore and they are making everything difficult. I have horrible gagging reflex which makes everything harder for those that are trying to take x rays to be able to guide me into having a proper diagnosis and treatment. Trust me when I say I was a difficult patient. I expected the doctor to say there wasn’t much hope for them. Instead after reviewing what I was giving him to work with he listed off the perfect game plan. All aspects would be easier on me and my issues and seem to offer a perfect solution. I hope Coach Bill Belechick has competition in writing a game plan. Dr Rafla can give him a run for his money. In no time at all Dr. Rafla had a plan devised to ease my pain and fix the pockets in my gums. I am anxious now to correct these problems and move forward with the plan Thank you Dr. Rafla and team for being both gentle and kind with me today.

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The treatment used for your mouth injury will depend on the type of injury and the extent of your injury. When you come into our Wellesley, MA office, we will perform an exam and possibly take digital x-rays. Once we better understand your injury, we can create a treatment plan. In certain situations, surgical intervention may be needed, particularly in injuries to the jaw. Other procedures may be relatively simple in-office procedures that don't even require a local anesthetic. There are also cases where you may require multiple visits to our office in order to fully treat your injury — this may be the case if the treated area needs time to heal before moving on to another procedure.

The length and severity of your recovery period will depend on your specific injury and the treatment you underwent. Our dental team will provide specific instructions on what you can expect during your recovery period. We will provide you with instructions on how to clean your mouth, how to promote better healing, and what sorts of things you should avoid while healing. If you experience swelling or pain during your healing process, you can ease these symptoms with a cold compress or an over-the-counter medication. It's likely you'll need to avoid strenuous activities like working out while you heal. We will likely also advise you not to put much pressure on the treated area, as this could cause more damage to the tooth or treated area. We may ask to have you back in for a follow-up. Otherwise, we will continue to monitor the area at your biannual dental cleanings and annual exams.

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After creating your treatment plan, someone from our team will contact your insurance company to better understand the benefits of your particular plan. We will review your coverage with you, as well as your out-of-pocket expenses. Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group accepts a wide range of payment methods to make getting the care you need more convenient. We also accept low-interest medical financing and can give you more information on that option if you'd like.

When you've experienced an injury to the mouth, whether big or small, it's important to treat it right away. Even if you're not experiencing pain immediately, an injury to the teeth, gums, or jaw can have an impact on your oral health if left untreated. At Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group, we treat a wide range of dental issues, including traumatic injuries due to a trip or fall, a sports injury, a car accident, or something else. For more information or to schedule an urgent dental appointment, contact our Wellesley, MA office today.

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