Knocked Out Tooth
It’s not uncommon for a tooth to be knocked out because of accidents, fights, sports injuries, or rough play.
A sharp blow to a tooth often can be enough to dislodge it or shear it off.
Failure to take immediate action can result in the permanent loss of the tooth.
What to do
Review the following tooth-saving steps that take you and your tooth from the time it comes out until you reach medical support:
Pick the tooth by the crown NOT the root
Secure the tooth immediately. Hold the tooth carefully when you pick it up, and never touch the root of the tooth, only the crown.
Gently rinse the tooth with water
Use only water to gently rinse off any dirt. Do not use soap or chemicals. Don’t scrub or dry the tooth, and don’t wrap the tooth in a tissue or cloth.
If possible, reposition the tooth in the socket immediately
If a permanent tooth is lost, attempt to quickly put the tooth back into its socket.
Gently push it in with your fingers, by handling the crown, or position it above the socket and close your mouth slowly.
Maintain the tooth in place with your fingers or by gently biting down on it.
Keep the tooth moist at all times
The tooth must stay wet at all times, either in your mouth or another container.
If it can’t be replaced in the socket, put it in milk, or tuck it in your mouth next to your cheek. Don’t use regular tap water.
See your Deer Park dentist within 30 minutes of the injury
Bring the tooth to your emergency appointment. It’s best to go to your Deer Park dentist within 30 minutes of the emergency.
However, it is possible to save a tooth even if it has been outside the mouth for an hour or more.
If your tooth is broken or fractured, see your Deer Park dentist immediately.
If not, your tooth could be damaged further or become infected, possibly causing you to end up losing the tooth.
For the meantime, try the following first aid measures:
- If the tooth is painful, take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Rinse your mouth with salt water.
- If the break has caused sharp edges, cover it with a piece of wax paraffin or sugarless chewing gum to keep it from cutting your mouth.
- Eat soft foods and avoid biting on the broken tooth.
Dental Emergencies at Deer Park Dental Surgery
When you experience dental emergencies, your Deer Park dentist is ready to help you.
We provide immediate dental emergency care for patients in Deer Park and the surrounding areas.
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