Avoid Mishandling A Dislodged Tooth Before Treatment

You do face a real risk of permanently losing a tooth if it is knocked out. With that said, you can lower that risk by promptly scheduling an emergency dental procedure to address the problem. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to see people on short notice when this and other alarming issues occur. After you reach our office, we can evaluate the tooth and see how we can fully restore your smile. One thing to note is that the way you handle your tooth before your appointment is important. With proper care, you can make saving your tooth easier!

Your Dentist Is Ready To Help If Your Tooth Is Knocked Out

One reassuring thing to remember after losing a tooth is that you have access to emergency services. By scheduling treatment on short notice, you can lower your risk for complications when you have issues with the health and appearance of a tooth. Our goal is to provide the most conservative effective treatment for you in response to your emergency. If a tooth cannot be saved, we can still give you back important smile support and preserve your appearance by planning treatment with a dental implant-held restoration.

Smartly Handling A Dislodged Tooth

Properly handling your dislodged tooth is important, because mishandling it can make putting it back in place more difficult. Only hold it by its crown, the portion that always resides above the gum line, and not its roots. If you need to clean it, be careful not to remove organic tissues that remain on the tooth. A small container of milk can prolong the time the tooth can safely spend dislodged by preventing it from drying out.

Other Dental Problems That Can Call For Urgent Care

If your tooth is chipped or cracked, but still in place, emergency care can still be needed. After restoring the tooth with a root canal and a dental crown, we can keep it in place and prevent complications after your injury. You also have access to urgent care if you experience tooth pain without an obvious cause. A severe or persistent pain may affect you because your tooth is infected, something that will occur if you have an untreated cavity. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner you can be sure that the threat to your tooth is resolved.

Set Up Emergency Care At Our Katy, TX Dentist’s Office If You Lose A Tooth

Emergency dental services provide prompt care in situations where a tooth’s health is in real jeopardy. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we can assist you in a situation where your tooth is knocked out, or in one where you need to address any other potentially urgent issue. If you would like to find out more, or if you wish to schedule an appointment, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849!