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How To Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

Posted on 8/21/2023 by Dick Hikade, DDS
How To Save a Knocked-Out ToothHaving knocked-out teeth is painful and can induce anxiety. You may have the fear that the tooth has been lost forever but the truth is this tooth can be re-inserted. Our dentists will reinsert your knocked-out tooth and there is hope for you to smile again. There are steps that you will take to help the dentist reinsert your tooth back.

Locate the tooth

If your tooth has been knocked out first you need to quickly locate the tooth. You need to pick the tooth by the crown and make sure that you do not touch the roots of your tooth. The tooth is then to be put in a cup of milk or cool clean water. This will help in keeping the tooth safe and free from contamination. Make this an emergency by ensuring that you get to the dentist as soon as possible to have the tooth replaced.

Moist the tooth

The tooth needs to stay moist because if dry it will be hard to reattach the tooth. The dentist would recommend placing the tooth back in its place though this can be painful. The best way to keep the tooth moist is by placing it in cool clean water or a cup of milk fully immersed. By doing this, the dentist will reinsert the tooth back into your mouth much more easily.

Contact the Dentist

After locating and storing the knocked-out tooth, contact us as soon as possible. The emergency slot is open for such a case and if you get to or dentist in an hour after the tooth is out, then reinsertion is easy. Our emergency dental team is available 24/7 to ensure that your knocked-out tooth is replaced immediately. For more information on how to save your knock-out tooth, visit our page.

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