What can be done if your tooth fell out because it decayed past the point of filling? There are several options to restore your smile, including a dental bridge and implants. It’s also important to learn how to keep your teeth from decaying.
Decayed teeth are the result of sugar-consuming bacteria and debris in your mouth forming acids and enzymes that eat away at your enamel. Unfortunately, if your tooth has fallen out due to decay, there is no way to put the original tooth back.
Whether your tooth has been partially broken, or has been jarred loose due to tooth decay, these options will clear the area of infection and replace your tooth with a more stable structure:
1. When a tooth has fallen out, consult a dentist to make an appointment for your child. Your child’s dentist will clean and treat the affected area and remove the rotten tooth.
2. The dentist may choose from the following list of repairs:
Most importantly, it’s good to know what to do in the future to prevent any other teeth from falling out.
The best line of defense against tooth decay is prevention. Follow these steps to ensure your child’s remaining teeth don’t decay to the point of falling out:
Don’t let tooth decay prevent you or your loved ones from smiling. At Kool Smiles, our network of general dentists work to help you and your child get quality, affordable care when you need it.
We have more than 120 locations nationwide and we accept most insurance providers including State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP), TRICARE, Medicaid and more to help you afford urgent treatment for a tooth that has fallen out.
Find a Kool Smiles location near you or call us to schedule an appointment today.
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