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What to Do If You Knock Out a Tooth

Traumatic injuries during which a tooth is knocked out (or severely damaged) can happen to anyone, particularly as a result of a bad fall, sports collision, or even a serious car accident. For adolescents or adults whose teeth are permanent, this sudden tooth loss can often be considered a dental emergency. Should this be the case, it is important to seek treatment from a skilled and qualified dentist as soon as possible.

At our practice, Dr. Colin Morton offers a number of advanced dental options that can restore your smile after a traumatic injury. For patients who have completely dislodged a tooth (including the root), Dr. Morton may be able to replant the tooth in certain instances. However, if the tooth and/or its root has sustained substantial damage from being knocked out, he may recommend dental implants. This innovative restoration technique can be used to permanently replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring customized implant dental crowns to the jawbone. With the security provided by the dental implant, these crowns can be made to look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.

Dr. Morton also offers porcelain veneers for teeth that have been damaged. This cosmetic treatment can be an excellent option for concealing chips or cracks on teeth that don’t necessarily need to be replaced. Based on your unique needs, Dr. Morton will help you choose the most appropriate treatment at the time of your appointment.

Time is generally of the essence when a traumatic injury like sudden tooth loss occurs, so please contact our office immediately if you are experienced a dental emergency.

 

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