What Happens If I Break or Dislodge My Tooth?

Experiencing a sudden trauma to your tooth can be very frightening and may cause you to panic. Fortunately, there is no need to become overwhelmed in this situation. Whether you have broken your tooth or your tooth has become dislodged, we offer emergency care, so you can visit us even when a problem occurs off-the-clock. Even better? We offer everything you need to fix that tooth, so if you find yourself with an empty space in your smile you can immediately look forward to a beautiful, complete grin. For qualifying patients, we can replace the entire missing tooth with a dental implant and restoration, so you can enjoy a complete smile once more. Ready to learn more? Read further:

You Should Contact Us For Emergency Care

A broken tooth or one that has come out of its socket is a serious problem requiring immediate attention. Ignoring the problem may lead to serious consequences. Fortunately, you may call us immediately for emergency care. If nobody picks up, we urge you to leave a voicemail and a member of our staff will call you back to schedule an appointment to address your concern. If possible, bring the pieces of your tooth with you in sealed container. For a dislodged tooth, bring it with you in a sealed container filled with milk or salt water.

Possible Treatment Options

Wondering what to expect? First, recognize that your comfort is of the utmost importance to us. We will do our best to ensure you feel relaxed and at ease regardless of the particular treatments you need. A broken or dislodged tooth may result in a need for the removal of tooth decay, a dental crown, or a tooth extraction. To replace a tooth that was lost or was removed as a result of excessive damage, we may offer a dental implant or a dental bridge.


Dr. Shawn Hofkes and the staff at Cerritos Dental Surgery are highly qualified to address complex issues, including those that require oral surgery to correct. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly serve patients of all ages from Cerritos, Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and all surrounding communities.