Avulsed Tooth Endondontics Utah
A knocked-out tooth is referred to as an "avulsed" tooth in the dental community. This is one of the most time sensitive dental emergencies if you wish to retain your permanent teeth. If a tooth is completely knocked out of your mouth it is essential to contact an endodontist in Utah immediately. The tooth may be saved if treatment is received quickly and critical steps are followed. Pick up the tooth by the biting surface, do not touch the roots, and gently rinse. If possible, place the tooth back into the socket or in a glass of milk in order to prevent it from drying out.
Can my avulsed tooth be saved?
The odds of saving a tooth in young children are higher than in adults but it is still possible to save an adult tooth as well if the proper procedure is followed. Depending on how long the tooth was out and if it was stored properly, a Utah endodontist may be able to reinsert and stabilize the tooth with a splint. After the splint has been in place for a period of time a root canal is needed.
How long does it take an avulsed tooth to heal?
If the bone around the tooth was not fractured, the tooth will be firmly attached to the bone in around three to four weeks. However, if the damage was more significant, it may take six to eight weeks to healing. After placing the tooth, a dentist should examine the tooth again in three to six months and if there are no signs of infection, the next visit will occur at your yearly check up.
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