Because patients at our Riverside, CA dentist’s office have access to emergency dental work, they can promptly see someone if they suffer a dental injury. In situations where a tooth is loosened or lost completely, access to prompt care can make saving the tooth more likely. With that said, you will want to take care to handle a tooth properly if it has been dislodged. The right approach to handling and carrying it can preserve its health, and prevent problems that may make it impossible to put back in place. In the event that you have a tooth that cannot be saved, our practice can make arrangements to provide you a lifelike prosthetic appliance as a replacement.
See A Dentist As Soon As Possible If Your Tooth Is Knocked Out
Even if your tooth is handled safely, there will still be a limited amount of time it can remain out of place before it cannot be saved. In other words, if you delay treatment for a dislodged tooth, your odds of restoring it lower! This is one reason we provide our patients with the ability to set up restorative dental work on short notice. We are also here to help if you have significant pain, or if your tooth is chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken.
Safely Holding And Moving A Lost Tooth
Be careful about how you pick up and hold your dislodged tooth. It should only be handled by its crown, the portion that is visible above the gum line. If the tooth has been on the ground and picked up debris, take care when washing it. If any organic matter remains on it, be careful not to remove it. To carry the tooth safely and prevent it from drying out, you can transport it in a container of milk.
What Can I Do If My Tooth Cannot Be Saved?
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to save a tooth that has been knocked out, even if you receive care on short notice. While this can be concerning, you should know that there is still a way to provide a permanent replacement tooth to make your smile complete again. A dental bridge is secured thanks t a pair of dental crowns that are placed on the teeth surrounding a gap. This appliance can be put in place without the need for oral surgery. You can also have a dental implant inserted to hold a restoration. Dental implants allow you to support a prosthetic tooth permanently without affecting healthy surrounding teeth. They also provide stimulation for your jawbone, which can keep the bone from deteriorating over time.
Our Riverside, CA Dentist’s Office Offers Emergency Dental Appointments
At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, our patients can come to us if they need treatment on short notice! To find out more about how we can help you, or to reach one of our locations closer to you, call us at the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.