Doing nothing may result in more pain, swelling, infection, tooth loss and more expense.
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.
No patient/doctor relationship exists. General Comments have been made.