Can I Really Save A Dislodged Tooth?

While losing a tooth can certainly be an upsetting and alarming issue, it may not mean your smile will remain incomplete. There are times when a dislodged tooth can be successfully restored. However, to see to this, you will need to act quickly and see your dentist promptly for treatment. Our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office makes prompt care available to patients who experience dental emergencies. When you arrive, Dr. Browne will determine if it is still possible to successfully restore your tooth. If there is too much damage, or if too much time has passed, we can still restore your full smile by providing prosthetic dental work.

Act Quickly If You Want To Restore A Dislodged Tooth

One thing to remember is that if you do not seek treatment in time, you will not be able to save your tooth. Unless you need general medical care after an injury that results in tooth loss, you should try to see your dentist as soon as possible. Swiftly arranging treatment will improve your chances of a successful restorative procedure. With that said, you should also take care to properly handle and transport the tooth to keep it from being damaged further, and to prevent it from becoming too dry.

Carefully Transporting Your Tooth

You should take care when handling your tooth on your way to an emergency dental procedure. Only handle its crown – the portion of your tooth that always resides above your gum line – and not the roots. If you need to clean it off, carefully rinse it with warm water and take care to leave organic tissues intact. To keep the tooth from drying out before your emergency appointment, you can transport it in a small container with milk.

Restoring Your Full Smile When A Tooth Cannot Be Saved

There are times when teeth cannot be saved even during emergency treatment. Does this mean you will have to live with an incomplete smile? You can be happy to know that with the right prosthetic dental treatment, we can give you back your full smile and provide support for you so that you can bite and chew properly. A dental bridge is a permanent restoration that we can place without the need for oral surgery. We can also discuss the advantages of having a dental implant put in place and restored to give you back your full smile.

Dr. Browne Is Ready To Provide Dental Care During An Emergency

Through emergency dental treatment, we can improve your chances of saving a dislodged tooth. Even in situations where this is not possible, we can provide treatment to give you back your full smile and bite function. To find out more, call our Prairie Village, KS office at 913-901-8585.