Help! I've Knocked Out a Tooth! What Do I Do Now?

Tooth Loss | Emergency Dentist Temple TX

There are very few real emergencies in dentistry, but an avulsed (knocked out) tooth is one of them. In many cases, the tooth can be saved, but prompt attention is crucial. When a tooth gets knocked out for any reason, whether it’s a sports injury or the result of an accident, time is of the essence.

If you find yourself in the middle of an emergency, it can be hard to think clearly. But knowing the immediate steps you can take will increase the odds of saving the tooth will be helpful when it happens to you or someone else.

Steps for Handling a Knocked-Out Tooth

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Implants Can Make Your Life Better!

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Have you experienced the devastating impact of tooth loss? You should know that today you have several options for restoring the function and esthetics of your beautiful smile.

Why Dental Implants?

Tooth loss can alter everything about your life from the way you feel about yourself to your ability to smile confidently and eat and chew comfortably.

Dental implants are a replacement option that has become very popular in recent years, and with good reason. Patients dealing with tooth loss are learning that implants are the premier treatment for restoring function and appearance after tooth loss. An implant is long-lasting, durable, and provide beautiful, natural-looking results.

Getting Dental Implants

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A Beautiful Smile Looks Great at Any Age!

Dental enamel is durable, but it's not indestructible. Time and wear take their toll on our smiles, creating esthetic problems like dull, chipped, or damaged teeth. Unfortunately, many older adults don't seek treatment because they feel the time for a bright, youthful smile has passed them by.

But there's no expiration date on a beautiful smile!

Regardless of age, we all want to look our best, and customized cosmetic dental treatments can help you achieve your goals for a brighter, fresher smile.

At Temple Dental Trails, we offer numerous options for sprucing up a tired smile. Dr. Richard Leung offers cosmetic dentistry services, and he will spend time with you to learn your ...

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What Is Your Hygienist Looking for during Your Cleaning?

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Even if you are fairly proactive with your oral hygiene, you may still be a little apprehensive when you visit your hygienist for a cleaning. What will they find that you missed? Better yet, what are they even looking for during your appointment?

The job of a hygienist is to act as your first line of defense against oral disease. So the point of the exam really is to identify and treat small problems before they cause you discomfort. Look at it this way – It’s much better for you if your hygienist finds something during your exam than for you to wake up with a toothache at 2 AM on ...

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Oral Care When You Are Sick

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When you are sick with the flu or a cold, taking care of your oral health is probably the last thing on your mind. Nobody expects you to practice perfect dental care when you have trouble dragging yourself out of bed, but there are a few things you should definitely try to keep in mind.

Oral care tips for when you are sick

  • You may not like brushing and flossing to begin with, but you might be surprised how much better you will feel with a clean mouth. Just as a shower can pick you up when you don’t feel well, think of oral hygiene as a shower for your mouth.
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An Exciting Trend - Record Numbers of Kids Are Seeing the Dentist!

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Dental caries (cavities) is the number one chronic disease that affects children. Early childhood dental care is crucial if you want your little one to enjoy the benefits of problem-free smiles.

The good news is that, according to a study conducted by the ADA Health Policy Institute, more children than ever are receiving essential dental care. Children also set a record in 2015 for the fewest number of kids without dental benefits coverage. Only 10% of U.S. children didn't have any form of dental coverage that year, the lowest it's ever been.

The Importance of Prevention

Prevention is where healthy smiles start, and many insurance plans include preventive dental care for children. ...

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4 Common Dental Myths Debunked

How savvy do you think you are you about your dental health? You brush and floss like a superstar and watch what you eat, so what else do you need to know?

The truth is that there are still lots of myths surrounding dentistry, and what you don’t know (or think you do know) can hurt your oral health in the long run. Here are four of the most prevalent myths along with the facts.

Myth #1: If my teeth feel okay, I don’t need to see the dentist

Truth: The best time to see your dentist for routine visits is when your teeth feel okay. Cleanings and exams help us confirm that ...

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