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My teeth are falling out, what should I do?

My teeth are falling out, what should I doThe first thing you should do if your teeth are falling out is to head straight to the dentist’s office and not to the emergency room. Tooth loss is a dental emergency that requires immediate care and hospitals typically don’t have the necessary dental equipment to successfully re-implant a tooth. You’ll also want to preserve your natural teeth by inserting them back into their sockets or storing them in milk. Just avoid touching the root of the tooth. For teeth to be successfully reimplanted by a dentist, you typically only have an hour, so don’t wait.

If your tooth is unable to be re-implanted, you’ll want to talk with your dentist about ways to replace the missing tooth. Missing teeth can make you more susceptible to gum disease, decay, and bone loss in the jaw.

While tooth loss is very exciting for children, it can be quite scary as an adult to lose their permanent teeth. Tooth loss is very common in adults and it can occur for a variety of reasons including stress, falls, infection, and disease. This is why it’s important to see your dentist regularly and practice good oral hygiene.

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