Q: I have a loose tooth and I think I can wiggle it out myself - is it ok to do that?A: If you are an adult - no. Please come see us as soon as possible and try to keep the tooth in it’s socket - it could possibly be saved! If the tooth does happen to fall out, place it in a cup of milk until you can see us.
An avulsed tooth (one that has been completely displaced from its socket) will unfortunately require a root canal, as the nerves and tissues and blood vessels surrounding the tooth will also be damaged. Fortunately, the bone can often heal itself around the root of the tooth, which keeps it in place and prevents further damage.
If your loose tooth does fall out, please take the following steps to improve the chances of saving your tooth:
Give us a call or schedule an emergency appointment at our St. Vital or Garden City locations today.