You Knocked Out Your Front Tooth… Now What?
So you knocked your front tooth out and now have a gaping hole right where everyone can see… Now what? Some people choose to keep the space, but many choose to replace the missing front tooth instead. There are many front tooth replacement options on the market today. If you’re looking for Marrero dental work, Southern Dental Care can help. Read on to discover what dental services we offer and to learn more about front tooth replacement options.
What to Do If You Knock out a Front Tooth
If you or someone you know is in the midst of the dental trauma of losing a front tooth, here are a few quick steps to follow to give yourself or your friend the best possible chance for saving the tooth:
- Stay calm. We know this can be extremely hard, but it will help stop any bleeding and help you best assess the situation.
- Find the tooth and pick it up by the crown (the white part). Make sure to avoid the root, and if it is dirty, rinse briefly with water.
- Try to put the tooth back into your mouth how it was before it got knocked out. Hold this in place by gently biting down on a paper towel.
- If you can’t place the tooth back into your mouth in its original position, hold it inside your mouth between the cheek and molars (just make sure to not swallow it). Otherwise, place the tooth in milk, NOT WATER.
- Seek professional dental care immediately. Contact Southern Dental Care to be seen right away.
- If your mouth will not stop bleeding, make sure to call 911 or seek emergency medical treatment.
Front Tooth Replacement Options
As your Marrero dental work experts, our team at Southern Dental Care offers a variety of replacement options, including:
- Dental implants are the best possible replacement option for a missing front tooth. They are strong and even fuse with surrounding bone can even stay in place while eating.
- Dentures and partials have come a long way from what you remember your grandparents wearing. Today, they look and feel extremely real. Partials would be your best bet if you just have one or two missing teeth.
- Replacing the original tooth if you can get to your dentist early enough.
Get Marrero Dental Work at Southern Dental Care
If you have missing front teeth, come to the best in cosmetic dentistry in New Orleans, Southern Dental Care. We can restore missing teeth and get you back to smiling with confidence again. Schedule an appointment by calling our offices at 504-347-1014 or fill out our online contact form and a representative from Southern Dental Care will be in touch with your shortly!