Dental emergencies like avulsion (knocked out tooth) and subluxation (loose tooth) require immediate attention. At Tolland Hill Family Dental, we provide prompt and effective solutions to these urgent dental issues.

Understanding Avulsion and Subluxation

Avulsion refers to the complete displacement of a tooth from its socket due to trauma. It is a critical dental emergency that requires quick action.

Subluxation describes a situation where the tooth becomes loose but is not completely knocked out from the jawbone. While less severe than avulsion, it still necessitates professional dental attention.

Immediate Steps for Avulsed Teeth

If you or someone you know experiences a knocked-out tooth, follow these steps before reaching our office:

  • Stay Calm: Keeping calm helps you handle the situation more effectively.
  • Handle the Tooth Carefully: Pick up the tooth by the crown (the white part). Avoid touching the root.
  • Clean the Tooth: If dirty, gently rinse the tooth under cold running water for about 3-5 seconds.
  • Attempt Replantation: If possible, try to gently place the tooth back into its socket and hold it in place with a clean handkerchief or tissue.
  • Proper Storage: If you cannot replant the tooth, keep it moist by placing it in a glass of milk or in your mouth next to your cheek. Avoid storing it in water.
  • Contact Us Immediately: Time is crucial in an avulsion case. Contact Tolland Hill Family Dental as soon as possible.

Dental Care for Avulsed Teeth in Willington & Ellington

Upon reaching our office, our dental team will take immediate action:

  • Replantation: We will attempt to replant the tooth in its socket.
  • Root Canal Therapy: Depending on the situation, a root canal may be performed either immediately or later.
  • Splinting: The replanted tooth will be stabilized with a splint for several weeks to allow reattachment to the bone.
  • Alternative Solutions: If the avulsed tooth cannot be saved, we will discuss replacement options like dental implants, bridges, or prosthetics.

Managing Subluxation (Loose Teeth)

For a subluxed tooth:

  • Seek Dental Care Promptly: Even if the tooth is not completely out, it’s important to have it evaluated.
  • Treatment Options: Depending on the severity, treatments may range from observation to splinting or root canal therapy.

Why Choose Tolland Hill Family Dental

  • Quick Response: We understand the urgency of dental emergencies and are prepared to provide immediate care.
  • Experienced Professionals: Our team is skilled in handling avulsed and subluxed teeth, ensuring the best possible outcome.
  • Comprehensive Care: We offer a full range of treatment options to address the aftermath of dental trauma.

Schedule Your Emergency Dental Visit in Tolland Today!

In the event of a dental emergency like tooth avulsion or subluxation, contact Tolland Hill Family Dental without delay. We are here to provide the necessary care and treatment to save your tooth and preserve your oral health. Remember, in cases of avulsed or subluxed teeth, every moment counts.

Formerly Dr. Frederick M. Daniels Dental Office
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12 Goose Ln
Tolland, CT 06084

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