Summer league softball is the best! Company leagues, church leagues, slow pitch leagues, fast pitch leagues, and the list goes on and on. Playing a sport like softball is a great way to get some exercise, hang out with friends, or spend time with family. Softball isn’t without its risks, though. To be hit by a ball is a pretty common injury. It’s not uncommon for a quick hit to the face to dislodge a tooth and leave you with a real problem!
A tooth that has been injured can present a few different problems. The tooth could break, but it’s more likely that the tooth would suffer damage to the tooth root. If this is the case, your tooth will start to turn gray or discolored. You might also knock the tooth completely loose! If this happens, you need to seek medical attention immediately! Keep the tooth moist by holding it in your cheek and avoid touching the root with your fingers. Whatever kind of damage your tooth has, you need to come see us so that we can help you make a decision about how to proceed.
What About a Restoration?
If your tooth has been lost completely, it’s time to think about restoration options. Restoration is a process of replacing the tooth with a false tooth so that you can still chew, speak, and feel confident when you smile. The best way to accomplish all three of those things is to get a dental implant. The dental implant is a small, titanium post that is inserted into the jaw bone. We then place a strong dental crown on top of the implant to restore your dental function. The entire process can be completed right here in our office under your preferred dental sedation method.
When the softball (or soccer, volleyball, golf, etc) game goes awry, come see us at New Albany Implants. We’ll restore your smile to its former beauty and leave you completely confident to step onto that field again. Contact us today to set up your appointment. We’re looking forward to seeing you!