Lost Tooth? You Can Arrange An Emergency Dental Visit

example of someone at the dentist's office worried about a lost toothDental injuries can be serious even when they do not threaten to loosen or dislodge a tooth. An injury that actually knocks your tooth out can be upsetting in addition to being painful, as you can understandably fear that you will be left with an incomplete smile. At our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office, we are prepared to help individuals who are going through this experience. You can set up an emergency dental appointment to see us about a dislodged tooth, and see what can be done to restore your smile. If possible, we can return the tooth to its socket and treat it through the appropriate restorative dental work so that it can remain in place. If there is no way to restore the tooth, we can make plans to address its loss through prosthetic dental work.

There May Be Time To Save A Hurt Or Dislodged Tooth

Depending on the condition of your tooth, and when you seek treatment for it, there may be a way to save it so that no prosthetic tooth is needed. With that said, remember that emergency dental services can be provided to you if you need them, and that you can undergo care with minimal delay. Even if the tooth is lost and cannot be recovered, an emergency treatment can help you by addressing pain and the damage to surrounding tissues.

Arranging The Restoration Of Your Smile If Your Tooth Cannot Be Saved

If there is not a way to return your tooth to its socket, your dentist can make arrangements to restore your appearance and dental function through prosthetic treatment. Thanks to dental implants, it is actually possible to keep a prosthetic in place without interfering with your neighboring teeth. The implant post is set directly into your jawbone, and (after your jaw has healed) a custom prosthetic dental crown can be placed on it. With this arrangement, you will be able to trust your restoration to support you when you bite and chew, and it can preserve your appearance!

The Consequences Of Ignoring Tooth Loss

Without the appropriate treatment, tooth loss can impact your life in several worrying ways. You can find biting and chewing food more difficult, and you may even have a more difficult time speaking in a way that feels natural. You will also have to worry about jawbone deterioration, an issue that occurs over time after tooth loss. This problem can give your face a “sunken” look, and it can result in problems for your oral health.

Your Prairie Village, KS Dentist’s Office Can Help You During Your Dental Emergency

Your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office is prepared to help you if you need emergency dental treatment. To find out more about our services, or to discuss an appointment with Dr. Browne, call his Prairie Village dental practice at 913-901-8585.