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How Long Can You Wait Before Seeing A Dentist For A Dislodged Tooth?

If you’ve been in an accident have a dislodged tooth, you need to get help right away. Whether the tooth is completely knocked out of its space or it is partially dislodged, with immediate intervention, the tooth may be saved. However, treatment success will likely depend on whether you take immediate action and get to the dentist right away.

What Should You Do When Your Tooth is Dislodged?

The first thing you should do in the event of dislodging of tooth is to contact your dentist right away. Dentists recommend that you get into the dental office within the hour to increase your chances of successfully replanting the tooth. It may be helpful to have someone drive you to the dentist if you can, and if you are in considerable pain, take some over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen. An ice pack can also help to keep the pain and swelling under control until you can get into the dentist.

If the tooth is only partially dislodged, try not to bother it. It can be tempting to try and wiggle it or even pull it out, but you should leave it in place while you get help. There is the possibility that it can be saved, so focus your efforts on getting into the dentist as soon as possible.

How We Can Help?

We can help with your dislodged tooth in many ways. We will ensure that the tooth’s nerves and blood supply are still intact, and then he will clean out the pocket so that the tooth can be re-inserted. The tooth can be held into place with a splint, which can ensure the tooth reattaches so that it aligns with the rest of the teeth.

If you suffer from a dislodged tooth or other dental emergency, give our office a call. We offer emergency dental services to help you at any time of the day.