Replacing A Tooth After It Has Been Lost

Praire Village, KS , dentist helps during emergencies

Oh no! You have been hit, and one of your teeth has been dislodged or severely broken. When this happens, it can be stressful. However, there is a way to help recover the area. Dr. Browne’s team in Prairie Village, KS, is equipped to help you during urgent dental situations. If you have lost a permanent tooth, we can discuss replacement options.

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Dealing With A Break Or Fracture

If you have fractured a tooth, there is a chance that it can be saved. Try to keep the pieces with you, if you are able, and keep the area clean. Then, come in for an urgent visit as soon as you are able to. By having the area looked at immediately, you can reduce your chances of the injury worsening or becoming infected. Dental crowns are often used to restore a structure after damage. These are caps that are placed over the area that has been harmed. In some cases, a root canal treatment may be performed before the crown is placed if the fracture is deep.

The Tooth Has Completely Been Dislodged

If one of your pearly whites has completely been knocked out of its socket, do not panic. Keep it in a clean bag if you are able to, and place gauze in the area to stop the bleeding. Call your dentist for an immediate visit. It may be helpful to have a friend or family member drive you to your appointment so that you can stay calm. If the structure is not able to be re-rooted, there are ways to replace it. First, your dentist will need to examine the area to assess the damage. They will then discuss your possible replacement options. Bridges can replace one or more teeth in the same row, or an implant can take the place of both the root and crown of a missing structure.

Why We Replace Missing Teeth

When you have a gap in your smile, it can cause problems for your oral health and your self-confidence. It can change your ability to chew and speak, and you may not want to show off your grin to others. Along with these problems, a single missing tooth can make it easier to lose more. The structure of your jawbone may begin to weaken and have trouble supporting other teeth. By replacing your lost ones, your jawbone can be better supported. One of the best ways to do this is with dental implants, which mimic the root of the tooth.

Talk To Dr. Browne’s Team Today

If you have lost a tooth due to an accident, we may be able to help. You can call our team in Prairie Village, KS, today at (913) 901-8585.