Saving a Lost Tooth
If a tooth has been knocked clean out of the mouth, it is essential to see a dentist immediately.
When a tooth exits the mouth, tissues, nerves, and blood vessels become damaged.
If the tooth can be placed back into its socket within an hour, there is a chance the tissues will grow to support the tooth once again.
Immediate Course of Action
Take the following steps:
- Call Norburn Dental Centre and let us know that you have knocked out your tooth. For after-hours emergency, email Dr. Davé at email@example.com. We will see you right away.
- Pick up the tooth by the crown (the part which is seen in the mouth) and gently rinse it under warm water. DO NOT touch or scrub the root.
- If possible, place it back into its socket – if not tuck it into the cheek pouch.
- If the tooth cannot be placed in the mouth, put the tooth into a cup of milk, saliva, or water as a last resort. It is important to keep the tooth from drying out.
- Put an ice pack on the face to prevent swelling and stop the bleeding
- Get to our office, quickly and safely.
Dr. Davé will try to replace the tooth in its natural socket. In most cases, the tooth will reattach. In some instances, root canal therapy might be necessary in future if the nerves inside the tooth don't survive.
Prompt treatment is required to ensure the tooth has the best possible chance of survival.
START WITH A CONSULTATION
Preserve the health of your smile and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Davé today!