To have a dislodged tooth means the tooth has been moved from its natural position. Either it may have been pushed further into its socket, in which case the tooth will look “shorter” than the rest around it; or it will have been pushed partially out of its socket, which means it will be hanging down further than the rest of your teeth. Both cases may cause extreme discomfort and pain, and a trip to the dentist or endodontist is required to reposition and re-stabilize the tooth. Depending on whether the tooth’s pulp is affected, a root canal may or may not be needed. The dentist will closely monitor the progress of the tooth’s healing and the recovery process until regularity is restored.

Dr. Sperbeck, West Los Angeles

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