Knocked Out Tooth – What to do Next

Knocked out tooth

If you have knocked out a tooth, or a tooth has become loose, seek expert dental advice immediately. Call the Rocky Ridge Dental team on 403-244-2273 for a same day emergency dental appointment.

 

Realizing you have suffered knocked out or loose teeth as a result of an accident can be a scary feeling.

With the surge in popularity of cosmetic dentistry (  https://rockyridgedental.com/cosmetic-dentistry/  ) over recent years, a sudden and unwanted gap in your smile can lead to anxiety and unnecessary stress.

 

Don’t Panic

Modern dentistry techniques and advanced dental technology offer more treatment options for knocked out or missing teeth than ever before.

Replacing a knocked out or missing tooth is relatively straightforward and routine and when done correctly the results can be almost indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

If you are worried about the cosmetic appearance of your smile being damaged, then don’t be. Cosmetic dentistry, when performed by an experienced dentist, can have highly effective results for your smile.

 

What To Do When You Knock Out A Tooth

The first thing you should do when you accidentally lose a tooth is to contact your dentist and make an emergency dentist appointment.

Here at Rocky Ridge Dental, we always keep a number of same-day emergency appointment slots open and available for instances just like these.

If possible, try to keep the tooth so you can bring it with you to the dentist.

You can rinse the tooth under warm water and then secure it in a small zip lock bag or container and bring it with you to your emergency dental appointment.

 

Missing Tooth Replacement Options

There are a few different options available to repair and replace missing teeth, and your dentist will be able to discuss these options with you and help you to choose the best course of treatment for your situation.

The most common treatment that your dentist will recommend for a knocked out tooth is a dental implant.

A dental implant essentially replaces the missing tooth with an artificial tooth.

It is a very common dental procedure for knocked out tooth cases, as it provides the best cosmetic results as well as being a highly effective long term solution to replacing the missing tooth.

Other missing tooth replacement options include dental bridges and dentures, and if you are interested in discussing either of these options further, we recommend contacting your dentist for a consultation. Here at Rocky Ridge Dental, we always take the time to sit down with our patients and get to know your circumstances and your dental goals so that we can advise on the best course of action for you.

To make an appointment, contact our office today at 403-244-2273 and request a same-day emergency dental appointment.

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