Saving A Loose Or Lost Tooth

The moment you feel that a tooth is loose, or the moment that you realize it is completely dislodged, can certainly be taxing. In addition to taking a serious toll on your appearance, tooth loss creates problems with your dental health that should not be ignored. Fortunately, you can improve your chances of saving a lost or loose tooth when you have access to emergency dental services. Your Prairie Village, KS dentist can welcome you on short notice when this kind of issue, or another serious concern, affects you. Timely care reduces your risk for complications, shortens the time you spend in active discomfort, and helps you regain your smile in less time.

Is There Something I Can Do To Save A Vulnerable Tooth?

Whenever a tooth is in a vulnerable state, the timing of your treatment will be important. Injuries and severe cavities do put you at risk for losing a tooth. When the tooth feels loose, or when it has already left its socket, you can have a short time to respond before it cannot be saved. By making treatment a priority and reaching out to your dentist as soon as possible, you can reduce your risk for loss and preserve your full smile. With that said, we should note that we are prepared to restore your smile if a tooth cannot be saved, as we offer different options for prosthetic treatment.

Scheduling An Emergency Dental Procedure

As soon as you are able to do so, contact our office to let us know that you need oral health care on short notice. We can work to promptly bring you in for an evaluation that leads to treatment. If your tooth is knocked out and cannot be gently put back in its socket, handle it carefully: You should only hold it by its crown, not its roots, and you should carry it in a small container of milk to keep it from becoming dried out. When you arrive, we will evaluate you and look at what your treatment options are. The goal during your procedure will be to find the most conservative approach that successfully restores your oral health. Whenever possible, we will return the tooth to its socket and provide treatment to preserve its health and appearance. If this is not an option, we will talk with you about your options for restorative treatment.

Treatment Options For A Tooth That Cannot Be Saved

If you need to do something about a tooth that cannot be restored, you can find that you have several options for prosthetic treatment. Those options include treatment with a restoration that is secured to a dental implant. This provides lasting stability as well as support to preserve your jawbone health and density.

Talk To Your Prairie Village, KS Dentist About Saving A Loose Or Lost Tooth

Dr. Browne is ready to help when our patients experience potential dental emergencies! To learn more about this commitment to providing prompt care, please reach out to our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office at 913-901-8585.