Feeling a loose tooth in your mouth after an injury can cause more than a little concern. Can the tooth be saved, or will it have to be extracted? How much time do you have before the tooth is permanently lost? At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, patients who need treatment for a tooth that is knocked loose can be brought in on short notice for an emergency dental treatment. At your appointment, your dentist will see what can be done to save the tooth and properly restore it. Having treatment on short notice will lower your risk for suffering permanent tooth loss. With that said, an injury that does cost you your tooth can be addressed with implant dentistry, which will restore your full smile and bite function!
Make Treatment A Priority If Your Tooth Is Knocked Loose
You should not hesitate to schedule dental treatment if your tooth has been knocked loose. A loose tooth is vulnerable to being lost, and its position can be jeopardized if pressure causes it to loosen further. Because we provide emergency dental services, our practice is able to act quickly and help patients in this situation. We can see what needs to be done to keep the tooth in position and provide the appropriate services after you arrive.
Taking Care Of Your Tooth Before You Arrive For Treatment
Be careful to avoid putting pressure on your tooth if it feels loose or insecure. Even a small amount of pressure can be all that is necessary to fully dislodge it. While limiting any interaction with the tooth is a good idea, you can attempt to carefully press it back into its socket with your tongue. By scheduling treatment on short notice, you can have the matter addressed before you need to eat again, so you will not have to put the tooth at risk by biting or chewing. If you are in pain after your injury, carefully apply ice or a cold compress, and rely on store bought pain relievers to ease discomfort you are feeling.
What Can Your Dentist Do If Your Tooth Is Lost?
If the tooth is knocked out and cannot be returned, or if it is hurt too badly to make saving it possible, we can discuss implant dentistry. With a restoration supported by an implant, we can make your smile appear healthy and whole again. The implant provides important stability for the tooth, which will allow you to trust it to support your bite function.
Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Saving Your Loose Tooth!
Lathrop Dental Center is ready to step in and provide help if you need to do something about a loose tooth. We can provide emergency services to save the tooth – if the injury is too severe to make saving the tooth a possibility, we can provide a lifelike prosthetic! To find out more about our emergency and general services, call our dentist’s office in Katy, TX, at 832-437-3849.