What to Do if You Knock Out a Tooth

Girl suffering from tooth pain and touching cheek while sitting on couch at home. While the enamel on teeth is one of the strongest substances in the body, this does not mean that they are completely protected from situations gone wrong. Injuries and trauma to the mouth may cause a tooth to come out, requiring an immediate dental appointment to resolve and attempt to reattach the tooth and save it. This commonly occurs in high-contact sports activities, slips and falls, or blows to the mouth or jaw. The team at Gentle Dental Care in Edison, NJ, is pleased to provide emergency dentistry for patients with a knocked-out tooth or other immediate needs and can help in possible reattaching or even replacing the tooth.

What can be done about a knocked-out tooth?

It is best for patients to keep their tooth in milk or try to place it back in the socket on the way to the dentist as soon as possible to increase the likelihood that the tooth can be reattached by a dental professional. However, if it cannot, patients will want to talk to their dentist about ways to replace the tooth to restore function, beauty, and health to the smile afterward.

What tooth replacement options are available?

If you visit our dentists at Gentle Dental Care of Edison, NJ, and are unable to reattach the tooth, it is time to speak to us about replacement solutions that can be used. Some of the more common replacements for missing teeth include:

  • Partial dentures
  • Full dentures
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Implant-retained dentures

Which tooth replacement is right for me?

Drs. Brad Strober and Rebecca Kucharsky Hiess of Gentle Dental Care work with patients to help them choose a tooth replacement option that suits their budget, lifestyle, and unique needs. During an evaluation, they can select the best way to restore the smile for a patient’s current situation.

How do I learn more?

Whether you need emergency dental care or have been delaying the replacement of a lost tooth, the team at Gentle Dental Care can help. Call 732-549-5660 to request a visit with Drs. Brad Strober and Rebecca Kucharsky Hiess to discuss your dental needs.

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