Posts made in November, 2018

Help! My Adult Tooth Fell Out!

»Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Dear Dr. Merchant, Last year during our holiday family gathering my uncle’s adult tooth was knocked out! It happened accidentally during our pre-dinner football game. No one knew what to do and unfortunately he wasn’t able to save the tooth. If something like this happens this year, what should we do? Signed,  Thinking Ahead                                                     Dear Thinking, I hope he was able to enjoy some of the feast at least! You are smart to plan ahead for this possibility as it is more common than you might think. Adult teeth can come out for a variety of reasons including direct damage to the mouth, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. An adult tooth can be replaced in certain circumstances with proper...

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