I need some advice. I was in a car accident with my family. One of my teeth was knocked out as a result another is still in my mouth. Because my son was rushed to the hospital, I did not get a chance to take care of myself. Is it too late to save my tooth that was knocked out or to do something about the tooth knocked back? I can tell it is leaning toward my nose and it hurts.
First, let me say I am so sorry about your accident and that you had the stress of taking your son to the hospital. I hope he is okay. Now, let’s take care of your needs. As far as the tooth you lost, if you get the tooth to the dentist in close to thirty minutes, you have the best chance of saving it. It is definitely considered a dental emergency. Obviously, that will not work in your situation. While you will not be able to save the tooth, it can be replaced.
The best tooth replacement option is to get a dental implant. This is the closest thing to having a healthy, natural tooth in your mouth again. They are secure as well.
As for the tooth that has been knocked out of place, sometimes a surgeon can get it back in place, but that will depend on the type of damage done and the amount of time since the incident happened. Other times, you need to have it moved into place with orthodontics. You will probably need a root canal treatment and dental crown on that tooth as well.
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