Few dental emergencies can feel as pressing as those that center on teeth being knocked loose or completely out. Tooth loss creates significant cosmetic and oral health concerns. Fortunately, in many situations prompt care can save a tooth in a vulnerable state. Our Katy, TX dentist’s office provides patients with access to emergency dental treatment. We can act quickly to take on your injury so that we can save a loose or dislodged tooth. If the injury is too serious, or if you do not arrive in time to save the tooth, we can plan treatment to restore your complete smile with a dental implant-held restoration.
Take The Problem Of A Loose Or Knocked-Out Tooth Seriously!
People tend to regard tooth loss as a serious oral health problem, which means they will act quickly if a tooth is loose or lost. Injuries make teeth vulnerable to more physical harm as well as infection, which means a delay in treatment puts the tooth in more jeopardy. When you know that your dentist is ready to address dental emergencies, you can act more quickly to reach out and set up an appointment. This means you will not lose time looking into what your treatment options are, and who might be available to help you on short notice.
Keeping A Vulnerable Tooth Safe Before Your Appointment
If your tooth is loose, you can try to gently move it back into position with your tongue, but limit how much you interact with it. Too much pressure can further loosen it, or cause it to fall out completely. If the tooth is already out of its socket, and it cannot be comfortably put back in place, carry it by its crown, and leave any organic tissue in place. You can protect it from drying out by carrying it in a small container of milk.
What Your Dentist Can Do To Restore Your Smile
If a tooth can be saved, it may take root canal therapy and a dental crown to completely protect it. These services will address internal damage and give you more support for biting and chewing. If you need a replacement for a lost tooth, we can start plans to put a dental implant-held restoration in place. After you receive a dental implant, we can restore it with a lifelike crown that will stay in place to give you back your full smile and restore your bite.
Your Katy, TX Dentist Is Ready To Restore Your Injured Smile
Lathrop Dental Center is ready to take on problems with tooth injuries, even when the injury leaves a tooth loose or completely knocked out. If you have questions, or if you would like to learn more about our emergency services, you can reach our dentist’s office in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849!