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Saving Your Partially Dislodged Tooth

Posted on 2/15/2016 by Fady Ebid
A man suffering from a missing tooth!If you were involved in an accident in which you had a tooth knocked loose but didn't come all the way out of its socket, you could have a partly dislodged - or extruded - tooth. In the case of an extruded tooth, if it isn't broken and the blood vessels and nerve are still attached, it is possible to save the tooth. Find out how.

Get to the Dentist Right Away

If you are hoping to save your tooth, it is important that you get in to see your dentist as soon as possible. Even if the tooth is partially out of the socket, you need to leave it in your mouth. If you are in pain, take Tylenol or ibuprofen, and place an ice pack on your mouth until you are able to get in to see your dentist.

At Your Dental Visit

First, your dentist will likely give you some local anesthetic in order to help with pain control, and then the area will be cleaned. An X-ray will likely be taken to make sure there is no fracture to the root and that the tooth is healthy enough to go back into place. If the tooth is intact and your dentist doesn't see any indication of severe gum disease, your dentist can gently guide the tooth back into its socket.

Your dentist will secure your tooth into its position by connecting it to the adjacent teeth. This can be done with an orthodontic bracket, by bonding it with a wire, or by using metal mesh to attach it to the surrounding teeth.

Following Up with Your Dentist

After treatment, you'll need to follow up with your dentist in 7-10 days. If it is found that damage was done to the blood vessels or nerve, your dentist might want to pursue a root canal treatment to save the tooth. This can also prevent discoloration and infection.

Please contact us if you have any questions about a dislodged tooth!

Preparing For Your Visit
We look forward to meeting you and working with you to achieve full dental health. We ask that you complete your Patient Forms a minimum of two days prior to your scheduled appointment with Lake Pointe Dental - Marietta. This allows our front office team to fully prepare your dental insurance benefits for a comprehensive consultation.

Questions? Please feel welcome to call or email us for assistance.

Lake Pointe Dental Marietta

1880 W Oak Pkwy, Suite 215
Marietta, GA 30062


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