A tooth can become dislodged due to an injury and will require emergency treatment. When a tooth is dislodged, it is basically pushed up or out of its normal position rather than being knocked out completely. Depending on the age of the patient, the recommended treatment may vary. Here is what you should do if you have a dislodged tooth.
Seek Treatment Quickly
For the best chance of keeping a tooth that has been dislodged, you should have it treated as soon as possible. Our emergency dentist can examine the tooth and determine the best course of action. Postponing care could make extraction necessary.
What Treatment Involves
For adults, root canal treatment is the standard option for saving dislodged teeth. This involves drilling into the tooth and filling it with a medicated packing before sealing it up. Additionally, the tooth is re-seated so that healing and tooth stabilization can occur.
Dislodged tooth treatment is often easier to treat for children younger than twelve. Non-permanent teeth are still undergoing development, which makes recovery simpler. However, stem cell stimulation may be necessary to boost the healing process.
Having a tooth dislodged does not necessarily make tooth loss inevitable. In many cases, the tooth can be saved when the right treatment is received without delay. By monitoring the tooth and surrounding tissues after root canal or stem cell stimulation, our dentist can help ensure a smooth recovery. You can schedule a consultation with our dentist to learn more about how dislodged teeth are treated at our office.
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