Experiencing traumatic dental injuries such as getting a tooth knocked out, whether it remains in the mouth or falls to the ground, is a medical emergency that requires urgent action and treatment to save the tooth. If you play high-contact sports or are otherwise regularly exposed to the potential of blunt trauma to the face, remember the tips below to prepare for the event of an accident.
What’s Important To Know About Traumatic Dental Injuries?
When you have a tooth that has been knocked out, the first thing you should do is either put it in milk or stick it under your tongue. Rinsing and cleaning the tooth or keeping it separate from your mouth can prevent the tooth from eventually reintegrating back into the bone. Our office puts the knocked-out tooth in its original socket and bonds it to the adjacent teeth, sparing our patient the necessity of a root canal. Usually, teeth can be saved by following these steps.
If you or a loved one is suffering from traumatic dental injuries, time is of the essence! The sooner the issue is addressed, the more likely the tooth can be saved. Contact our office to schedule an emergency dental appointment. We also offer free second opinions where we can provide alternative treatment options and in-depth price comparisons.
We also have a multitude of educational dental resources available on our website including our comprehensive dental treatment guide and several educational dental videos.
Our practice has served the Buffalo area for almost 17 years, and we are committed to helping all our patients to maintain and improve their oral health. Contact us today and let us give you a reason to smile!