With a severely traumatic blow to the face, a tooth can actually be knocked out. Most often, this occurs during sports when a mouthguard is not being worn. Although this is hard to believe, you are supposed to replace the tooth in this situation. Furthermore, the faster you replace the tooth, the higher the chances of saving the tooth.
You have two options.
1. If you are close to a dental office, place the tooth in a cup of milk and go there immediately.
2. If you cannot get to a dental office quickly, you can replace the tooth following these steps:
- Rinse the tooth with milk or water to remove any debris. Do not rub or scrub the tooth.
- Paying attention that the tooth is facing the right way, you should carefully replace the tooth back into its socket. If the tooth will not go fully into place, put the tooth in milk and head to your dentist as soon as you can.
- Even if you successfully replace the tooth yourself, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation.
About our office and emergency dental care:
At Lissauer Dental, we truly understand the pain you are experiencing during your dental emergency. We will bend over backwards to accommodate you if you need immediate care. Our office policy to see patients with dental emergencies the day that we are called, even if you are new to our practice. So, please do not hesitate to call, and we will be here for you.