Our dental team at Providence Smiles strives to provide the best possible care during your oral health emergency. We offer a number of treatment options to help you regain your oral health, function and smile, and will work one-on-one with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs. If you are struggling with a recent oral trauma in Hillsborough, North Carolina, we encourage you to contact our team today at 919-732-8179 and schedule a meeting with our dentist, Dr. Kwame Gyampo, as soon as possible.

If you have suffered from oral or facial trauma, then you know that this type of injury can have a significant emotional impact as well as a physical affect. Oral and facial trauma may be caused by car accidents, work-related injuries, sports injuries, accidental falls or interpersonal violence. Our dentist and team are here to provide you with the care you need and are experienced in treating soft tissue injuries, bone injuries, and injuries to the teeth and surrounding dental structures. We will work with you to create a treatment plan and help you regain your oral health and function as well as your appearance.

When to seek oral trauma repair
We recommend that you seek oral trauma repair if you have experienced:

  • Intraoral lacerations
  • Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth
  • Facial lacerations
  • Fractured facial bones (such as the cheeks, nose or eye socket)
  • A fractured upper or lower jaw

Our dentist will work with you to assess the damage and create a treatment plan that meets your needs. Please note that additional care from a medical physician may also be needed depending on the extent and the severity of the damage. For example, if you have a broken jaw, neck injury or have sustained a head injury we recommend that you visit the emergency room or your medical doctor first, even if you also have oral trauma. If your injury is life-threatening, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Post-Op Care
Our dentist and team will provide you with post-op care instructions following your treatment. Please follow these instructions closely, as they are designed to help you recover quickly and without complications. We want to maximize the benefits of your treatment so that you can return to normal life as soon as possible and once again enjoy a healthy quality of life and a confident smile.

For more information about oral trauma repair and to set up an appointment with our skilled dentist, please contact our office and speak with a member of our team.


What Is Oral Trauma?
Oral trauma refers to any injury to the teeth or soft tissue of the mouth. Oftentimes oral trauma occurs due to blunt force, such as when playing sports, but trauma can also be caused by prolonged events, such as from periodontal disease. If you feel that your oral health or appearance is in need of care by a dental professional, please reach out to our dentist for oral trauma repair.

What Help Can I Get for Oral Trauma?
Our dentist and team can help you restore your smile after oral trauma with one or more dental treatments, such as:

  • Dental bonding
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Dental inlays or onlays
  • Dental veneers
  • Dentures (complete or partial)
  • Periodontal (gum) treatment
  • Root canal treatment
  • Tooth extraction

How Can I Prevent Oral Trauma?
Accidents can happen at any time, but there are steps you can take to help prevent oral trauma. If you play sports, a sports mouth guard can help protect your teeth from injury due to blunt force. You can also prevent some oral trauma, such as periodontal disease or tooth decay, by having a thorough and regular home care routine.