Having a tooth knocked out is frightening, and it’s important to act quickly if it happens to you or a loved one. Keep our number handy as your emergency dentist in Addison TX.
If you can keep a cool head and remember a few simple instructions, chances are good your tooth can be saved. The critical thing to do is to find the tooth, handle it carefully, and make a beeline to our office.
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 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.
What we want to really stress here is that time is of the essence. Most teeth that can be reinserted within an hour can be saved. Once you’re past that one-hour window, all is not lost, but chances begin to decrease.
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