A severe blow to the mouth or head can sometimes can damage your tooth or knock it completely out of the socket. In these cases the pain and associated symptoms can be extreme, and you should see our endodontist, Dr. Gina Kaiser and Nicole Malony for an emergency appointment. While you are waiting to see the doctor, following some simple first aid steps can prevent complications and possibly save your tooth. You can place a lost tooth in milk to help preserve it.
You should rinse your mouth with a warm saltwater solution, and use an over-the-counter pain reliever or a cold compress to reduce pain discomfort and swelling. The severity of the damage will determine your treatment plan. A root canal may be needed to to remove any damaged pulp. If the tooth has been damaged to the point that it is no longer viable, the dentist may suggest an extraction, and offer restoration options.
If you are in the Berryville, Virginia, area and have experienced a lost tooth, you should call 540-955-0270 to seek treatment from the endodontic specialists at Berryville Dental Associates as soon as possible. We will be happy to discuss any treatment options available so you can get your life back.