Knocked out tooth
If an adult (permanent) tooth is knocked out, it can be saved but immediate action is required.
- – Remain calm and find the tooth
- – Handle the top of the tooth only (the crown). Never hold the tooth by its roots
- – Do not scrape, rub or remove any tissue fragments from the tooth
- – Make sure the tooth is clean. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it in milk or very quickly in water. Alternatively, the owner can gently suck the tooth although this is not recommended for young children or adults who are unconscious, in shock or not calm and cooperative
- – Immediately replant the tooth in the socket and hold tooth in place
- – If unable to replant the tooth, keep it moist by immersing it in milk (not water), sealing it in plastic wrap, or placing it in the owner’s mouth next to the cheek (if the owner is able)
- – Do not let the tooth dry out
- – Seek immediate dental treatment (time is critical).
If a baby (deciduous or milk) tooth is knocked out:
- – Do not attempt to replace it in the socket. Re-implanting a knocked out baby tooth could cause damage to the developing adult tooth
- – Seek prompt dental treatment so any trauma to the lips and gums can be managed.
I used to visit Dr. Rostami back in Arizona few years ago. I was on my business trip in Toronto last week and all of a sudden before my meeting one of my front teeth filling came out while I was flossing, shocked and didn’t know what to do, thanks god I remembered my Canadian dentist back in Mesa, couple of minutes search in the Internet I looked her up and she saw me the same day. I just want to say how I appreciated your help and we all in Arizona have missed you doc.
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I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated you getting me in on such short notice. Your compassion and understanding has contributed to my strength. Lorrie and the rest of your staff take the steps to make me feel comfortable and at ease. I look forward to seeing you at my treatments