An incident with physical trauma can lead to a tooth becoming loose or getting knocked out. If this situation occurs then our dentist can provide treatments for loose or knocked-out teeth in La Porte, Indiana. In this dental emergency situation, it is absolutely essential that you get the treatment that you need as soon as possible.
Loose teeth can be an indication of a number of different issues, including damage to the ligaments and bones around the tooth. When you come in for your emergency dental appointment, our dentist will perform a thorough examination of your mouth to determine the severity of the damage. Then he can recommend the best course of treatment.
Knocked-out, or avulsed, teeth must be treated as quickly as possible. The ideal situation would be to receive treatment within the hour. When you come in for your appointment, bring the knocked-out teeth with you. Make sure that you are careful when you handle your teeth, ensure that you avoid touching the root. If it is dirty, rinse it with milk and then store it in your mouth between your cheek and your gums or in a cup filled with your own saliva.
When you come into Apex Dental, our Dr. Bunmi Adekugbe can clean out the socket and may be able to re-implant the tooth, provided there are no other complications.
Contact us today at 219-369-6882 if you need emergency dentistry.