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In this blog, we’ll address a common concern many people face: tooth loss. We’ll explore the causes of tooth loss, what you should do in case of such an event, and introduce you to our experienced dentist, Dr. Mary C. Crosby. If you’re in need of dental assistance or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (786) 355-4401. Your smile matters, and we’re here to help you maintain it.
Causes of Tooth Loss: Tooth loss can occur for various reasons, and understanding these causes is essential for both prevention and knowing how to respond when it happens:
  • Tooth Decay and Cavities: Untreated cavities can lead to tooth loss over time if the decay reaches the pulp or root of the tooth. Regular dental check-ups can help catch and treat cavities early.
  • Gum Disease (Periodontitis): Advanced gum disease can weaken the supporting structures of your teeth, leading to tooth mobility and eventual loss. Good oral hygiene and professional cleanings are crucial in preventing gum disease.
  • Accidents and Trauma: Physical injuries or accidents can result in immediate tooth loss. If a tooth is knocked out, quick action can sometimes save it.
  • Aging: Natural wear and tear on teeth as we age can lead to tooth loss. This process is often exacerbated by other oral health issues.
What to Do in Case of Tooth Loss: If you find yourself facing the sudden loss of a tooth, follow these steps:
  • Retrieve the Tooth: If possible, locate the lost tooth and handle it by the crown (the top part of the tooth). Avoid touching the root.
  • Rinse Gently: If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently with milk or a saline solution. Do not scrub it or use soap.
  • Try to Reinsert: If you can, try to reinsert the tooth into its socket. Hold it in place by gently biting on a clean cloth or gauze.
  • Preserve the Tooth: If reinsertion isn’t possible, place the tooth in a container of milk or a special tooth preservation solution. Keeping the tooth moist is vital for possible reattachment.
Seek Immediate Dental Care: Contact Dental Specialists of Doral Group at (786) 355-4401 for emergency dental care. Time is critical when trying to save a lost tooth.
Meet Dr. Mary C. Crosby: Dr. Mary C. Crosby is our dedicated and experienced dentist at Dental Specialists of Doral Group. With a passion for dentistry and years of expertise, Dr. Crosby specializes in restorative dentistry, including dental implants and other tooth replacement options. She is committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care to help you regain your smile and confidence.
Tooth loss can be a distressing experience, but remember, Dental Specialists of Doral Group is here to help. If you ever find yourself facing tooth loss or any other dental issue, don’t hesitate to call us at (786) 355-4401. Dr. Mary C. Crosby and our skilled team are ready to provide you with expert care, ensuring your oral health and smile are restored. Your journey to a confident, healthy smile begins with us.

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