It may sound like a catastrophe to many people, but having a tooth knocked outdoesn’t always mean you’ll need cosmetic dentistry to correct your smile.
If you can keep a cool head and remember a few simple instructions, chances are your tooth can be saved.
The most important things for patients to do if they’ve had a tooth knocked out is to find the tooth, handle it carefully and keep it in the best condition possible so The Reno Dentist can reinsert it properly.
Do not handle the tooth by the root, be careful to only touch the crown. It’s okay to gently rinse the tooth in water, but don’t scrub it or remove any tissue fragments from the tooth.
If it is possible, the best place for the tooth to be held is back in the socket (placed there gently, of course). Holding the tooth between the lip and gum or under the tongue is good too, just be careful not to swallow. If neither of these is an option, place the tooth in a cup of milk.
Next, you’ll want to get to us as soon as possible. Most teeth that can be reinserted by a dentist within an hour can be saved. Call The Reno Dentist for your dental emergencies.
At The Reno Dentist, we serve the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City areas. Along with cosmetic dentistry procedures we also offer other dental procedures, such as dental implants and full smile makeovers. We treat migraines, headaches and TMJ as well. Call us today for an appointment.
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