Emergency Care For Knocked Out Tooth

November 8, 2020 by Salt Lake Dental
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Knocked out tooth is very ordinary, especially among kids. But if you are an active adult, even then you can face this kind of state.  When you get injured in any kind of sport activities, accident or assault, most often the main area of damage is the face. Sports-related dental injuries can vary from minor chips to the total loss of a tooth.

What can be done when a tooth is knocked out?

  • In the first place, hold the tooth by the crown delicately and not the root. Then wipe off the extra dirt from the tooth by rinsing it with cold running water.  Note: Never scrub. Next, you can either put the tooth back carefully into the socket or hold it between your cheek and gums in your mouth as you have to head for Dental Emergency help. But do not let your kids do this, in case they swallow it. Act quickly, it’s best to visit a doctor within 30 minutes! 
  • Well, if a tooth is chipped, gather the broken pieces and carry them to the nearest dentist to fill the tooth or smooth it down. But if the total tooth has been knocked out, it’s essential to act quickly and cautiously to heighten the possibilities of saving the tooth. Keeping the tooth moist with your saliva may keep it alive.
  • Now, if you are not capable of positioning the tooth in your mouth, then the best thing for you is to place it in cold, whole milk. Even maximum dentists have this alternative in their dental offices for the purpose of saving a tooth that has been knocked out.
  • If your kid has lost a tooth, check whether it’s a baby tooth or an adult tooth as the baby tooth cannot be re-implanted.

What will your Dentist Do?

A tooth being knocked out is of course, a Dental Emergency! And for that we have Emergency Dental Care in Salt Lake City, UT.  If you have carefully positioned the tooth back in, the dentist will check if it’s in the accurate position and move it if they require to. And if you brought the tooth soaked in milk or saliva, the dentist, along with his experienced team will clean it and put it back in. They’ll then affix the tooth which is known as splinting. You’ll most probably be asked to visit the dentist back after some weeks to get the splint removed. 

Now, if you are unable to find the tooth or the dentist is unable to save it, it can entirely be replaced with a false tooth. So no worries!