Dental trauma requires prompt care. And at Elmwood Park Cosmetic Dentistry, you can depend on our Garfield emergency dentist when one or more of your teeth have sustained damage that threatens your ability to retain them.
Sometimes, a tooth becomes dislodged. It has come loose from its socket, but is still attached. Other times, it is avulsed. In that case, the tooth is no longer attached to its socket at all. It’s vital that you take immediate action. If possible, call our office, or have someone else do it for you. We can offer essential advice to boost your odds of keeping the tooth viable until you get here. In general, try to push a dislodged tooth back into its normal spot. It will still be loose, but the tooth will be better protected that way. An avulsed tooth has lost the moisture that your mouth provides. You need to replace it by putting the tooth into a container of milk or one with warm water and a pinch of salt. Upon your arrival, our Garfield emergency dentist will make an assessment of the tooth and decide upon the best course to take. It’s possible that a dislodged tooth will only need to be fastened with some orthodontic wire or a splint while it heals. Some dislodged teeth and nearly all avulsed teeth require root canal therapy to repair them. Of course, not all teeth that have come loose are savable. You may lose it in that circumstance. If so, you can discuss replacement options, including implants, with our Garfield emergency dentist. It is important to restore your full smile, for both cosmetic reasons and for those related to your oral health.
Do not hesitate to contact us right away when you have suffered dental trauma. We’re here for you when you have an urgent need.