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Dr. Richard Raymond Pence, DDS MAGD

Dentist

Dr. Richard Pence is a Dentist practicing in Denver, NC. Dr. Pence specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
48 years Experience
Dr. Richard Raymond Pence, DDS MAGD
  • Denver, NC
  • UNC School of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

Adult tooth is loose. What should I do?

Trauma to a tooth should be checked by your dentist, to see if the tooth might be fractured or displaced. Sometimes it is recommended to splint the loose tooth to the adjacent READ MORE
Trauma to a tooth should be checked by your dentist, to see if the tooth might be fractured or displaced. Sometimes it is recommended to splint the loose tooth to the adjacent teeth, similar to splinting a broken arm with a cast, and in this case, to stabilize the tooth. Although some injured teeth can be eventually lost from the damage, many others will tighten without treatment. Your dentist sees this type of accident regularly, and will be able to check with an Xray for damage that is not visible, and will be able to advise you on your particular situation.