When the unthinkable occurs, and you have a dental emergency, you can rest easy. You can find the best care available for traumatic dental injuries in Bloomington. Whether you or someone you love is involved in an automobile accident, you suffer an athletic injury, or you have an unexpected fall, you need immediate expert attention. Even if you believe the injury is not serious, it is imperative you get the opinion of an expert. The alternative may be to suffer more damage if there is no treatment.
Depending on the extent of the injury, the security of a tooth or teeth can be compromised. Perhaps you have fallen. You could suffer a subluxation or something more serious like an extrusion or lateral luxation. These terms refer to differing amounts of damage to tissue and bone that holds the tooth in place. In the event of a serious injury, a tooth could be pushed into the bone. This is called an intrusion. Even if the tooth is knocked out of the mouth, avulsion, there is the possibility of treating the damage and saving the tooth. If it has been knocked out, place it in a sealed, plastic bag to take to the dentist. Whatever the problem, your dentist knows the best options and will discuss them with you.
Another type of injury would be an infraction where the enamel is cracked, but the tooth is sound as opposed to a more serious injury. For instance, the enamel, dentin, root, pulp, or alveolar bone could be involved. As more of the tooth and the area surrounding it is damaged, there is a greater threat to the tooth. It is even possible for the jaw to be fractured. Whatever happens, your dentist is ready to work with you to resolve the problem.
As soon as your dentist is through evaluating the damage, he or she will discuss your options and how serious your condition is. You will learn everything you need to know to make an informed decision. The future health of your mouth is dependent on the decision you make during an emergency. So, if you or someone you love has had a dental injury, call your dentist immediately. Explain the situation, and make an appointment for a consultation. If you have experienced a dental emergency, call your dentist for treatment of traumatic dental injuries in Bloomington right away.
Eastland Dental Center is owned and operated by the father-daughter duo, Dr. Mike Milligan and Dr. Marisa Milligan.
Dr. Mike completed his doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 1978. Dr. Marisa completed her doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University in 2015. Both doctors have logged hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay on top of the latest technologies in dentistry as well as the most current research on the oral-systemic, mouth-body connection to benefit their patients. Dr. Mike and Dr. Marisa are active members and in excellent standing with the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, McLean County Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and numerous other societies.
Both doctors are avid golfers and have won several national golf tournaments over the years. They are the only father-daughter team in the state to have won the Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship. Dr. Mike in 1974 and Dr. Marisa in 2005.