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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.

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