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Safely Bringing A Dislodged Tooth To The Dentist’s Office

If your tooth is knocked out, you do have the ability to let your Katy, TX dentist know and schedule emergency dental care. While it is not always possible to do so, a dislodged tooth can be put back in place and restored, keeping your smile complete. One thing to remember is that in addition to seeking treatment as soon as possible, you will have to keep the tooth safe until it can be put back in place. If you are not able to return it to its socket, safely transporting it can keep it healthier for longer. In the event that a tooth cannot be recovered or saved, we can restore your full smile through implant dentistry!

Can My Lost Tooth Actually Be Restored?

The condition of your tooth, and the time between the injury and treatment, can affect whether or not your tooth can be put back in place. Even if the damage seems serious, you should do what you can to save the tooth and bring it in for emergency treatment. Being able to restore your smile by returning your tooth removes the need to plan the placement of a prosthetic, which can mean a shorter path to completing treatment. It may be necessary to restore the tooth’s health by performing root canal therapy and placing a dental crown.

Tips For Safely Handling A Dislodged Tooth

If you have to pick up and carry a dislodged tooth, do not handle it by its roots. Stick to touching the crown only, and take care to leave any organic matter on its surface if you need to clean away any dirt or grime. To keep it from drying out, fill a container with a small amount of milk and use it to transport the tooth.

If you have a tooth that has been knocked loose, but is still in position, be careful not to jostle it and lose it! Reach out as soon as possible for treatment so that it can be treated. A loose tooth may be in less danger than one that is completely dislodged, but it is still vulnerable without the appropriate care.

What If My Tooth Cannot Be Saved?

While it is not always possible to save a tooth, it is important that you seek treatment as soon as possible if one has been knocked out. We can still save your full smile by planning the placement of a dental implant-held dental crown. A crown held with an implant can restore your smile as well as your bite function. The implant acts as an artificial root, which is beneficial for several reasons. Its presence makes biting and chewing easier, and it can stimulate your jawbone to keep it healthy.

Our Katy, TX Dentist’s Office Is Ready To Help During A Dental Emergency

If you experience a dental emergency, our practice is ready to help! To have treatment for a lost, loose, or otherwise hurt tooth, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, at 832-437-3849.