Emergency Treatment for Children and Adults
We have three very experienced doctors, including one surgical specialist, to handle your emergency. Whether you need an extraction, a root canal, a crown, or an implant, we care, and we have the experience to take away your pain.
Call (623) 848-0100 immediately.
Tooth loss from trauma can often be saved
- Bruxism – The chronic grinding of your teeth while sleeping
- Hard biting – Chewing on ice, pens / pencils, hard candies, etc.
- Large Fillings – Teeth with large fillings may be more likely to crack
- Tooth Misalignment – Some teeth do receive more stress during chewing
- Trauma – A blow to the mouth or an accident
A tooth that has become dislodged or knocked out of the mouth can often be saved if you act quickly. The tooth must stay moist at all times. First, reposition the tooth back into the socket if possible. Keep a dislodged tooth in your mouth, next to your cheek. For children who may swallow a tooth, you can also use a plastic sandwich bag or glass to transport the tooth; cover the tooth with milk to keep it moist. Never use tap water.
It can take at least 7 to 12 days for a tooth to heal up enough before your dentist can determine if you need further treatment.
Can a Cracked Tooth be Saved?
An intermittent toothache may indicate a cracked tooth.
Cracked teeth are a major cause of tooth loss. When the crack extends into the tooth's root, Endodontic therapy (root canal) can be required. Sometimes, the tooth cannot be saved and may require a dental implant or a dental bridge. Cracks in teeth can allow the dental pulp to become infected, which can spread to the bone and gum surrounding a problematic tooth and later cause more extensive problems.
Learn more about cracked tooth restorations.
Cracked teeth may be the result of:
A tooth with a cracked root may be difficult to identify. An intermittent toothache can be indicative of a cracked tooth. Other symptoms may include pain when chewing, temperature sensitivities, or throbbing at different times of the day.