2017

What to Do (And What Not to Do) When You Lose an Adult Tooth

Lost and dislodged adult teeth are one of the most common dental emergencies. There are many things that could cause you to unexpectedly lose an adult tooth, such as trauma to the mouth. Should this dental emergency happen to you, knowing what to do could be the difference between saving your tooth and needing a dental implant to replace it. Collect the Tooth, If Possible First of all, if you can locate and collect the lost tooth, do so as soon as possible.

Can Smokers Get Dental Implants?

Can smokers get dental implants? Unfortunately the answer to this question is "it depends." If you've been smoking for a very long time and have no intention of kicking the habit, then you are more likely to have implant failure. One study by the NCBI showed that five years after implantation, those who smoked were twice as likely to have failed implants compared to non-smokers. The good news is that implant technology has improved significantly over the years, so it is viable for you if you consult with your dentist, someone from a place like Renovo Endodontic Studio, and are willing to make some changes.