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Dental Trauma Treatment in Santa Monica

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Dental Trauma Treatment

At Dr. Kathy Zahedi DDS, we’re here for you during dental emergencies. Our compassionate team in Santa Monica provides prompt, gentle care for dental trauma, helping you heal and smile again. Trust us to treat you with the utmost care and make your recovery as smooth as possible.


Dental trauma refers to any injury to your teeth, gums, or the soft tissues inside your mouth. It can happen suddenly and unexpectedly, like from a fall, sports injury, or biting down on something hard. These injuries can range from minor chips and cracks to more serious issues like knocked-out teeth or severe gum and jawbone damage.

Common types of dental trauma include:

  1. Chipped or Cracked Teeth: Often caused by biting hard objects, accidents, or grinding teeth.
  2. Knocked-Out Teeth: Quick action can sometimes save the tooth—keep it moist and see a dentist immediately.
  3. Fractured Teeth: More serious than simple chips, affecting both the enamel and inner pulp.
  4. Gum Injuries: Resulting from accidents or sports injuries, potentially requiring stitches.
  5. Jaw Injuries: Severe blows to the face can lead to fractures or dislocations needing prompt medical attention.

If you experience dental trauma, seek professional care right away. Our team can handle emergencies and provide the care needed to alleviate pain and repair damage. We’re here to help you get back to your normal routine with a healthy, confident smile. Don’t hesitate to contact us for support and treatment.

Dental trauma can happen to anyone, often when we least expect it. Understanding the common causes can help you take precautions to protect your teeth and mouth. Here are some of the most frequent reasons people experience dental trauma:

  1. Accidents and Falls: Slips, trips, and falls can lead to sudden impacts on the mouth, causing teeth to chip, crack, or even get knocked out.

  2. Sports Injuries: Contact sports like football, basketball, and hockey often lead to dental injuries. Wearing a mouthguard can significantly reduce the risk of trauma.

  3. Biting Hard Objects: Chewing on hard foods like ice, candy, or even pens can cause teeth to crack or break.

  4. Car Accidents: Even with seatbelts, the impact from a car accident can cause significant injuries to your mouth and teeth.

  5. Physical Altercations: Fights or physical confrontations can result in direct blows to the face, leading to dental damage.

  6. Work-Related Injuries: Certain jobs, especially those involving heavy machinery or physical labor, can pose risks for dental injuries if proper safety measures aren’t followed.

While some causes of dental trauma are unpredictable, taking steps like wearing protective gear during sports, being cautious with hard foods, and following safety protocols at work can help minimize your risk.

Experiencing dental trauma can be overwhelming, but at Kathy Zahedi DDS, we’re here to make your treatment as smooth and comfortable as possible. Here’s what you can expect during your dental trauma treatment appointment:

  1. Warm Welcome: Our friendly staff will greet you and make sure you feel at ease. We understand you may be in pain or feeling anxious, and we’re here to support you.

  2. Immediate Attention: If you’re in significant pain or bleeding, we’ll address those urgent needs first to help you feel more comfortable.

  3. Thorough Examination: We’ll perform a comprehensive examination, possibly including X-rays, to assess the extent of the injury.

  4. Personalized Treatment Plan: Dr. Zahedi will discuss the findings and explain the best treatment options, ensuring you understand each step.

  5. Gentle Treatment: Depending on the severity of your trauma, we’ll proceed with the necessary treatment, using numbing agents to minimize discomfort.

  6. Clear Aftercare Instructions: After your treatment, we’ll provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing, including advice on pain management and oral hygiene.

  7. Follow-Up Care: We’ll schedule any necessary follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery and address any further concerns. Our team is always available to answer questions and provide additional support as you heal.

At Kathy Zahedi DDS, we’re dedicated to helping you recover from dental trauma with compassion and expertise. Our goal is to restore your oral health and get you back to smiling confidently as soon as possible.

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