Caring For A Knocked-Out Tooth

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Dental emergencies can happen to anyone when they least expect it. While you may not be able to anticipate an injury, you can put in place a response plan to help you find relief quickly. Knowing help is readily available can help you handle the stress and pain of an injury like knocking out one of your teeth. Whether from a sporting accident or some other unforeseen event, the time it takes to receive care can make the difference in saving your original tooth. Rinsing the missing tooth and placing it back in the socket may conserve its health until you can receive professional aid. When you call our office, we will schedule an immediate appointment to examine and operate on your injury.

At your Prairie Village, KS, dental practice we understand how difficult maintaining composure with a dental injury can be. If you have an emergency, do not put off seeking treatment. If you believe your injury to be life-threatening, or have bleeding you cannot control, first call 911 or head to the emergency room of your nearest hospital. Otherwise, please call us during or after office hours to schedule a visit. On this call, we will let you know how to best care for your problem tooth while you arrange transportation to our office. Following instructions carefully can increase the odds of saving your tooth.

Responding To Your Knocked-Out Tooth

If you have an accident knock out one of your teeth, it can be quite painful. By taking time to think clearly, you can attempt to save the missing tooth. Pick it up by its crown, never the roots, and try to place it back in the open socket. Close your mouth to keep it in place until you can see the dentist. If your tooth will not fit in the socket, you may store it in a jar of milk or salt water bath for transportation. When you arrive at our office, we will determine if the tooth can be saved. If we are unable to secure it in place, we can discuss prosthetic options for replacing your tooth.

Repairing Damage To Your Tooth

If we are successful placing your tooth back in its socket, it may incur permanent damage from the injurious event. To repair any cosmetic imperfections, we can explore a variety of treatments to repair the enamel and enhance your smile.

Call Us Right Now To Respond To Your Dental Emergency

To find out more about how we restore knocked-out teeth and other emergency dental conditions, please contact your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office at 913-901-8585. Our office is located on the southwest corner of 75th and State Line at the Crossroads of Prairie Village, Waldo, Brookside, Mission Hills, Leawood, and Overland Park.