Tooh Loss: What Is Tooth Loss?

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WHAT IS TOOTH LOSS? Tooth loss is when your tooth gets knocked out of your mouth. This may also be called tooth avulsion. HOW IS TOOTH LOSS TREATED? When a tooth is knocked out, your health care provider will see if the tooth can be reimplanted, or placed back into, its original position. The sooner the tooth is cleaned and replaced in the proper position, the better the chance it can be saved. It is usually best if the tooth is reimplanted within one hour of the tooth injury. However, even if it has been longer than one hour, it is still important that you see your dentist as soon as possible to discuss your options. Your treatment will also include controlling any bleeding or pain. Once the tooth is reimplanted, a temporary splint may
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