Swift Care For A Knocked Out Tooth

Prairie Village, KS, dentist offers emergency care

If you have lost one of your pearly whites due to an accident, you are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that this happens to millions of people each year. Although this is a common mishap, it is important to have this concern looked at as soon as possible. Dr. Browne’s team in Prairie Village, KS, is equipped to manage this urgent situation and many others.

What To Do If You Lose A Tooth

Losing one of your adult teeth could happen due to accidents, health conditions, or other reasons. For example, playing a contact sport could lead to a blow to the face wish could knock it out of place. Or untreated periodontal disease over time may cause one of your pearly whites to become loose or come out. Even biting into something too hard may cause this. No matter what may have happened, it is important to seek care for this as soon as possible.

It is likely that you may experience bleeding after this incident. To help reduce this, you can apply gauze or cloth to the area. You can also take a pain reliever to reduce your discomfort and potential swelling. If the tooth has been partially knocked out, try to keep it in place and avoid touching it. If has completely come out, keep the tooth clean and keep it with you if possible. Then, call your dentist to come in for an urgent visit. Do not wait until your next checkup to have this examined, as the area could become infected or further damaged.

How Our Team Can Help

Getting swift care can increase of treating and replacing it quickly. If you are unable to see your dentist in the same day, they may give you instructions on how to care for it while you wait. When you come in for your appointment, your dentist will examine the area and assess the damage. They may be able to replace it with a prosthetic. This process may take several weeks, but the prosthetic can last for many years and help you chew and speak with ease.

This may be done with the help of an implant, bridge, or dentures depending on your personal needs. A bridge is a permanent option that is held in place by the adjacent teeth that support it. Alternatively, a partial denture may be used to mimic your missing tooth. There is also the option of using a dental implant to replace your missing structure. This can replace both the root and crown of your tooth. Your dentist can discuss these options and help you decide what the best solution is for you.

Don’t Wait To Get Treated

Call Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, at (913) 901-8585 to schedule an emergency appointment.