Our Reading emergency dentist is available when you have dental trauma, such as a dislodged or avulsed (completely knocked out) tooth. Depend on us at the office of Sevak Abrahamian, DDS, LLC for timely and expert treatment.
A dislodged tooth is one that is still attached to its socket, but has come loose. An avulsed tooth is totally detached. Regardless of the reason why, such as an accident or injury, seeking out the help of our Reading emergency dentist immediately should be job one. Our office will give you guidance on what to do until you are able to get here. Typically, you should try to push a dislodged tooth back into its place. Do so with care, though. If the tooth is separated from the socket, you need to maintain its moistness by putting in a container of warm water with a pinch of salt, or a container of milk. Doing so will preserve the tooth in that essential time between the incident that cause the problem and the attention of our Reading emergency dentist. To manage pain, take over-the-counter medication. You should also hold an ice pack on the outside of your mouth to prevent swelling. In order to save a dislodged tooth, the appropriate strategy depends on if the pulp of the tooth has been affected. If not, putting it back in its socket with a splint or orthodontic wire to secure it during the healing process is usually the best option. Pulp damage or any avulsed tooth will require root canal to restore the functionality of the tooth.
Not every dislodged or avulsed tooth can be rescued, but many can. Prompt action is the key to improving the odds of a successful outcome. Contact our office right away and we will ensure you are seen quickly.