5 Reasons to Save a Knocked-out Tooth
Tooth injuries range in severity and are extremely common. Chipped and cracked teeth can typically be remedied with a bit of bonding or other minimal repair. For the more severe instance of having a tooth knocked out, however, you may be faced with significantly more involved treatment.
According to the American Association of Endodontics, more than five million teeth are knocked out every year. A knocked-out tooth can be saved if the proper emergency steps are taken immediately to preserve it. Why is preserving your tooth important you might be wondering. Here are five reasons:
1. Natural is Better
No tooth replacement material can match the beauty of a natural tooth.
2. Bone Structure
Natural teeth help maintain and support facial bone structure.
3. Jaw Health
Natural teeth foster natural chewing so that you can avoid jaw/bite irregularities.
4. Smile Aesthetics
A full set of natural teeth helps create a great smile.
5. Mouth Function
Natural teeth help you to maintain normal mouth functioning.
Check out our article on how to save a knocked out tooth for more information.