Tooth loss is never an enjoyable experience to face. While both dentists and oral surgeons will do their best to help you maintain your natural teeth for as long as possible through...
Having impacted wisdom teeth removed will certainly benefit your oral health and your smile’s appearance, but your entire body will gain from the procedure as well. Therefore,...
Dr. Chris Tye, MD, DDS
An Exam and Radiographs can determine the extent of damage and whether the 1) tooth is loose in the socket, 2) the surrounding bone is damaged, and/or 3) the tooth is fractured.
If the tooth had pre-existing decay or gum disease, the ability to save the tooth may be jeopardized.
If the tooth is considered salvageable, generally, it needs to be held in place by splinting. A soft diet is often recommended.
Traumatically injured teeth ultimately may need root canals.
If teeth ultimately need to be removed, dental implants are often an option for tooth replacement.
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Any surgical removal has the potential of complications, including but not limited to: infection, pain, delayed healing, numbness to lip/chin and/or tongue, and damage to nearby structures including teeth or sinuses.
Although rare, numbness to the lip, chin and or tongue, possibly including the loss of taste, can follow the removal of lower wisdom teeth. If numbness does occur, if frequently, although not always, resolves or improves within 6 weeks to 3 months.
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