Having a knocked out tooth (an avulsed tooth) can be a terrifying ordeal. If you have a dental emergency, be sure to call your dentist and follow their directions carefully. Your tooth can be saved as long as you remain calm and act quickly.
What to do After Knocking out a Tooth
The first thing you will want to do is call your dentist and get to their office as soon as possible to give your tooth the best chance of survival. Your tooth’s chance of survival is highest between 60 and 90 minutes after the injury.
Transporting a Knocked out Tooth
Because there is living tissue inside a tooth, transporting it carefully is very important to ensure survival. Try not to handle the tooth too much. Place it back in the socket if possible. If you can’t put it back in, place the tooth in the pocket of your cheek or a container with milk so that cells remain moist and alive.
Why Pace Dental?
After the tooth is secured back in place you can be sure Pace Dental will do the right things to allow you to keep the tooth as long as possible.
Dental emergencies can be frightening and overwhelming, but with the right dental team on your side, you can rest assured knowing that we will do everything we can to help. Pace Dental goes above and beyond in all dental procedures and emergencies, acting quickly and efficiently to restore your smile. If you have a dental emergency, call Pace Dental right away.