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Tooth Knocked Out? Here's What to Do

December 8, 2020
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Posted By: Palm Family Dentistry
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There are all types of dental emergencies, and our emergency dentist has experience in these situations.

Dental emergencies may include:

  • Toothache
  • Jaw swelling
  • Cracked tooth
  • Broken restoration
  • Soft tissue injury

However, the most frightening dental emergency is probably having your tooth knocked out. Many believe that this means their tooth is lost forever—that they’ll have a permanent gap in their smile.

The good news is that your dentist may be able to restore the tooth to your gum and save it from loss!

Tooth Knocked Out? Take the Following Steps

  1. First, collect the tooth, being careful not to handle the root.
  2. Next, rinse it in warm water and store it in a cup of saliva.
  3. Finally, contact our Prairieville dental office to arrange an emergency appointment.

In some cases, timely intervention means your dentist can reset the tooth in your gum.

Tooth Replacement in Prairieville or Baton Rouge

If the tooth cannot be saved, we can restore your smile through tooth replacement.

Our tooth replacement options include:

  • Partial denture
  • Dental bridge
  • Dental implant

Your dentist will talk to you about your options and help you make an informed decision for your smile restoration. We may also take x-rays if no recent films are on file to ensure the option you’ve chosen will work for you.

Your dentist in Prairieville or Baton Rouge will explain the process for each replacement option. A dental implant, for example, replaces your tooth and your root. This is the most likely choice if you’re looking for a long-term or permanent solution—a hassle-free and more natural-looking and feeling option.

Contact Your Emergency Dentist Today

If you have a dental emergency, including a tooth knocked out, contact a member of our dental team as soon as possible.

We want to restore your tooth if possible or offer practical solutions if your tooth cannot be saved.

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