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This is how you save a knocked-out tooth
Posted on 4/25/2022 by Aron Geelan, DMD
With regular dental visits and good oral health habits, you can safeguard the health of your teeth and gums. Teeth are strong enough and should last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. However, it comes a time where you can have a knocked-out tooth due to unavoidable circumstances. For instance, if you are in contact sports, it is a common occurrence to have a tooth knocked from its socket. You can also experience an accident such as falling from a skating board resulting in a facial trauma that leaves you with a knocked-out tooth. There are tips that you can follow to save a knocked-out tooth.
Locate the Tooth Immediately
If you want to save the knocked-out tooth, you will need to find the tooth, as this will be important in finding the right treatment. Our dentists advise that you hold the tooth on the crown side and avoid touching the roots.
Try Putting It Back in Its Socket
When you locate the tooth, you can try putting it back in its socket. Close your mouth slowly and hold the tooth in place with the tongue.
Store the Tooth in Milk
If you are unable to put it back in its socket, store it in milk. Avoid storing your tooth in water as it can contain chemicals that can harm the roots.
Call Our Dentist Immediately
The first few moments are crucial if you want to save your knocked-out tooth. You need urgent dental treatment to save the knocked-out tooth and prevent other dental problems such as gum infections in the affected part of your mouth. We are always ready to receive you and perform the emergency treatment to save your tooth.
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