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Lost Tooth

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Losing a tooth is a common dental emergency, especially amongst the elderly. It is important that a dentist is seen as a priority as this can impact the health of all teeth that lie on the same arch.

If you still have the missing tooth

If you still have the tooth that has fallen out, it’s essential that you see an emergency dentist immediately; the sooner the tooth is re-implanted, the higher the chance of it being re-embedded in the gum. Before you see the dentist, please attempt the steps below:

Your dentist will splint the missing tooth to the teeth next to it with either a thin piece of wire or clear plastic, so it can be held in place as it heals. Your dentist will advice you on how long this needs to be in place.

If the tooth is lost

If the tooth has been lost, it must be replaced as soon as possible. The following treatments are common ways to replace missing teeth:

Not only do these procedures improve the aesthetics of your smile, they also improve the functionality of your teeth. If a lost tooth isn’t replaced, your dental health as a whole will suffer. The remaining teeth, without the support of the missing tooth, will have to handle much more pressure when biting.

If you have a missing tooth, please call 020 8748 9365 immediately to book an emergency appointment.

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