In the event that one or more of your teeth gets knocked out of their sockets, there are some things you can do to preserve the tooth so the dentist can put it back in time.
The first thing to do is to pick the tooth up by the crown, the top part of the tooth and what you normally see when you look inside your mouth. Picking it up by the roots is not a good idea, so try not to do that. Next, gently wipe it to get rid off any dirt that may be on it.
From here, you have a few options. You can place in your mouth, because your saliva can keep it moist and alive. You can try to insert it back into its socket, but if that causes too much discomfort, you may instead carry it between your cheek and your teeth.
If neither option works for you, cold milk can be used instead. Just be sure that whatever decision you make is quick. Your tooth will not last for long.
You need to get to the dentist within 15 to 30 minutes. If you get late or if the wait will be long, the dentist may be able to immerse the tooth in a special solution. This solution may keep the tooth alive for longer than saliva or milk.
Once you make it to our office, Dr. Amandeep S Gill can work to get your teeth back in order. If you have need of our help, for both emergencies and non-emergencies, call us at (209) 549-1721.
Missing a tooth in any part of your mouth can seriously impair your ability to chew food. As time passes, additional complications are likely to arise. The surrounding teeth might start to twist and drift toward the void. This can result in alignment problems and chips in the corresponding teeth in your bite.
To prevent this from happening, your dentist, Dr. Amandeep S Gill, will often recommend having the tooth restored by a dental implant in Modesto, California.
The number of steps involved in the process could vary depending on the unique details of your mouth.
If the loss of the tooth compromised the bone tissues in the area, you might need to have a bone graft installed beforehand. This will restore sufficient bone structure so you can securely anchor a titanium abutment implant.
Dr. Amandeep S Gill will then refer you to an oral surgeon who will install the implant. The oral surgeon will make a careful incision in your gums. A narrow channel will be made into the bone. A titanium implant will then be screwed into the channel in the bone and your gums will be sutured closed.
Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will become one with your natural bone in a process known as osseointegration.
Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Amandeep S Gill will take an impression. This will be sent to the dental lab where a permanent crown will be fashioned from porcelain, gold or base metal alloys.
If you are missing a tooth in your mouth, you should call Gill Family Dentistry at (209) 549-1721 to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant.