If you feel a loose tooth after suffering an injury, you can fear that the tooth is going to be lost. There is a risk of losing a tooth that is no longer secure, but emergency dental work can prevent this from happening. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we can bring you in for restorative dental treatment on short notice and work to save your loose tooth! By acting quickly in arranging your care, you make complications less likely to occur, and raise your odds of keeping your full smile. With that said, there are some injuries that make the removal of a damaged tooth necessary. If this is the case for you, we can make plans to safely extract the vulnerable tooth and prepare you to receive a dental implant-held replacement.
Protecting A Vulnerable Loose Tooth
A tooth that is no longer secure, but still remains in position, is in a vulnerable position. While you may be able to gently press it back into its socket and improve its support, you should see a dentist as soon as possible to evaluate your injury. One benefit to emergency work is that you can undergo treatment before you need to eat again, so you will not have to worry about potentially hurting the tooth more while biting and chewing. Until you have your appointment, you should go out of your way to limit any actions that might jar or press on the tooth and cause it to loosen further.
What To Expect From Your Emergency Dental Procedure
At your appointment, your dentist will carefully evaluate your tooth to see how damaged it is, and to see what can be done to make sure it stays in place. If your injury has done any damage to the tooth’s interior, we can move forward with root canal therapy to address the harm. To keep the tooth safe after treatment, we can provide a lifelike dental crown for support.
What Can I Do If My Tooth Cannot Be Saved?
If a tooth cannot be returned to its socket, or if the damage is so severe that it needs to be extracted, our focus can move from saving it to providing you with a dependable, lifelike replacement. With a dental implant, we can support a dental crown that will match your neighboring teeth and help you maintain a natural bite function. In addition to supporting your restoration, the implant will help keep neighboring teeth secure while sustaining the health of surrounding jawbone tissues.
Your Katy, TX Dentist Can Help You During A Dental Emergency
Lathrop Dental Center is ready to help patients when they experience injuries that call for prompt care. To learn more about the emergency services we offer, or to discuss general care at our practice, call our dentist’s office in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.