Treat Your Teeth—Don’t Lose Them
Tooth pain is no longer an option! At Cornerstone Dentistry of Sugar Land, we believe in preserving natural teeth whenever possible.
To save your existing teeth, root canals and tooth reimplantation procedures are available at our practice. We can ensure your safety in recreating your smile.
Tooth Reimplantation / Transplant
If you lose a tooth, to trauma or another situation, it is important to understand your options for replacing it. If you can save the knocked-out tooth, reimplantation, or transplant, might be an option for you. However, time is of the essence—this emergency dental procedure demands quick reimplantation–usually within an hour of when the tooth was dislodged. We advise that you do not touch the roots of the tooth. If the tooth is clean, insert it back into its original gum socket. If it is not clean, we recommend that you rinse it in milk or water. If you are unable to reposition your tooth, temporarily place it in water, milk, or saline until you see Dr. Siny Thomas.
For your tooth reimplantation procedure, we will flush out your gum socket with a solution, and then place the tooth back in its place. Dr. Thomas will have you bite down on a piece of gauze, and stabilize the tooth with a splint that attaches to the adjacent teeth. This mechanism will remain in place for approximately seven to ten days.
The center of a tooth, or pulp, contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue to help maintain the health and vitality of your tooth. When the pulp becomes infected by bacteria, other significant dental issues may arise. Root canals help because they remove the tooth’s pulp, clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth, and fill the space with a safe filling material. After a root canal, your tooth will begin to heal. And you can eat and smile like before — and without any pain!
If you are experiencing tooth pain or would like more information on root canals or tooth transplants, please call us or submit a Request an Appointment form.