No matter how well you look after your teeth, you may from time to time, suffer an emergency. One such emergency is an avulsed tooth. Sometimes these kinds of accidents account be avoided. The tooth that is to be replanted should be your adult tooth and not a deciduous tooth, as these would naturally fall out at some point anyway to make room for the adult teeth.
What Is An Avulsed Tooth?
This is a tooth that has been forced from its residency in the gum by trauma. There are many reasons for this. During contact sports, you could receive a punch to the mouth when not wearing a mouthguard, or perhaps you crash into something, such as falling from a bicycle and this has caused the tooth to become dislodged. If the tooth that has been dislodged is your adult tooth, it is important to receive dental care as soon as possible, to replant it back into your gum. However, it is not always possible to save the tooth. Time is of the essence.
Why Get Avulsed Tooth?
If you have received an avulsed tooth, it should be replanted as soon as possible. There are two types of healing that can occur when it is replanted. These are:
An avulsed tooth can be re-attached if action is quick. The tooth needs to have its root intact and once re-introduced to the mouth, the ligament at the root should re-form, although this may not always happen depending on the extent of the damage.
This occurs if the tooth is damaged too much to allow the ligament to reform. Instead the ligament is replaced by bone and it will eventually be lost.
The Process of Getting Avulsed Tooth
If you have had a tooth avulsion, your dentist should accommodate you with an emergency appointment. If your tooth has been completely knocked out you should place it carefully in a container, preferable in some milk. Your dentist will ensure the area of your mouth has been cleaned, as well as the tooth. The tooth will then be re-inserted back into your mouth and a splint placed next to it to keep it in position, whilst it re-attached. You will be given a course of antibiotics to help the healing process and prevent and infection occurring.
Popular FAQs for Avulsed Tooth
How soon will my avulsed tooth heal?
Everyone is a little different and some people take longer than others to heal. If your dentist has been able to re-implant the tooth quick enough and if enough of the tooth root was viable, healing will take place quite quickly.
Can I eat normally whilst the tooth is healing?
It is advisable to eat soft foods and foods that do not require a large amount of chewing, as this can aggravate the tooth.
Why Choose Dr. Alex for Avulsed Tooth In NYC?
Dr. Alex practice will prioritize and accommodate any patient that requires an emergency procedure. If you are in an incident that causes a tooth to be avulsed, you should contact him directly as soon as possible.
Schedule a meeting today with Dr Alex Midtown NYC dental offices to know more about it.