Promptly Caring For A Loose Or Lost Tooth

The feelings of shock and fear that accompany a potential lost tooth can be hard to shake. Fortunately, you can receive important support in a timely manner, as our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office provides emergency services for patients. When you have a tooth that feels loose, or one that is completely out of socket, you can see us for prompt treatment. The sooner you see someone about treatment, the easier it will be for you to avoid permanently losing a tooth in a vulnerable state. With that said, even if you do need a prosthetic replacement, we can provide one that is secure and lifelike!

We Can Help You Save A Tooth At Risk For Being Lost

When your tooth feels loose, or when it is fully knocked out of place, you should seek help as soon as possible. Even a tooth that is in good condition upon being dislodged will only have a limited time it can spend out of socket. Because you can rely on our dental office for emergency services, you can have less trouble securing the help that you need. After you arrive, we can perform an evaluation and see what we can recommend in terms of restoring your smile and oral health.

Will I Be Able To Save My Tooth?

An evaluation will have to take place to see if a tooth can be saved when it is left in a vulnerable state. If it is loose but not lost, you can use your tongue to gently push it into socket, but be careful with it, as jostling it can actually make it less secure. If it is already out of socket and cannot be gently set back in, you can protect it in several ways. Take care not to touch the roots, and only handle it by the crown. If it is dirty, gently wash it but leave organic tissues on the structure. You can carry it in a small container of milk to help keep it from drying out.

Restoring Your Smile When A Tooth Needs To Be Replaced

In the event that a tooth cannot be saved, we can still preserve your smile and dental function. To do so, we can offer different prosthetic appliances. Both dental bridges and crowns secured with dental implants can offer stability and bite support along with cosmetic improvements. With a dental implant, we can actually help stabilize neighboring teeth and take care of your jaw health!

Talk To Your Prairie Village, KS Dentist About Restoring A Loose Or Lost Tooth

Having a tooth partially or fully out of socket can certainly be uncomfortable. Fortunately, in times when oral health issues appear serious, you can count on Dr. Browne for support! To learn more or set an appointment, please reach out to our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office at 913-901-8585.