Dislodged or Knocked Out Tooth
If you have a dislodged or knocked out tooth, be sure to call Northstar immediately. For emergencies, call our emergency line.
When a tooth has been knocked out, the surrounding tissue also gets damaged. The tissues can still support the tooth if the dentist is able to place the tooth back in its socket within 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, it may not be able to be replaced.
Here are the steps to take if you have a knocked out tooth:
- First, call our office or emergency dentist, if it’s after hours.
- Next, don’t touch the tooth’s root! Instead, carefully pick up the tooth by the crown and rinse it off with warm water.
- Third, if possible, place the tooth into its socket, or in your cheek to keep it moist. If neither is possible, put your tooth into a zip-lock bag or small cup with saliva or milk until you come in.
- Minimize swelling by using a cold compress on your cheek.
- Get to our office as quickly and safely as possible. If need be, have someone else drive you.
Once you come in, we’ll place the knocked out tooth back into its socket to see if it will reattach. We might be able to stabilize the tooth to help it reattach, but sometimes a tooth will be too damaged. If that’s the case, your dentist will talk through your options with you.
3 Best Choices For a Tooth Replacement
Northstar currently offers three options for tooth replacement. When you see your emergency dentist, or your regular dentist, they’ll evaluate the options with you according to your needs.
Implants are the best option for making your replacements look like actual teeth. We offer some of the best teeth implants Lincoln, NE has to offer. Dental implants are made of metal and fuse to your jaw. Then, we mount a replacement to the implant in a way that it will blend in with your regular teeth. Learn about dental implants from our partners at Nebraska Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
The next best option is a set of fixed partial dentures (fixed bridge). Fixed partial dentures create a bridge where the tooth or teeth need to be replaced. Dentists use a bonding material to cement bridges into place. In doing this, they make it so that only a dentist can remove it.
The third option is to use removable partial dentures. These are convenient because you can remove them and clean them. While they are less expensive, they don’t tend to be as stable or comfortable as fixed partial dentures.
We offer all three methods of tooth replacement at an affordable rate. That even includes the most affordable teeth implants Lincoln, NE has seen. If you have any questions or concerns, give us a call and we’ll help you decide which option is best for you.
“Where can I find the cheapest dentists near me that offer emergency services?”
If you aren’t located near our office, you’re probably thinking “Where can I find the cheapest dentists near me that offer emergency services?” Luckily, all three of our other locations offer affordable emergency services: Coddington in West Lincoln, Southpointe in South Lincoln, and Lincoln Family Dentistry in Central Lincoln.
Northstar Dental is a proud member of Nebraska Family Dentistry. We’re one of multiple NFD locations, some of which are even open on weeknights and weekends for your convenience.
Each NFD team member is trained to go above and beyond to keep our patients calm and comfortable, so you can expect the same exceptional care from all of our sister locations.
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