Knocked Out Tooth Repair
With the right emergency steps taken, a tooth that has been knocked out of its place could be effectively reset and last for years. Review and keep in mind these steps to conserving a knocked-out tooth.
Actions to saving a knocked-out tooth:
1. Grab the tooth by the crown (the eating surface) NOT the origin.
Retrieve the tooth right away; do not leave it or throw it away. The tooth ought to be handled very carefully. Touch just the crown to reduce injury to the root.
2. Delicately rinse the tooth with water if unclean.
- Do not make use of soap or chemicals.
- Do not scrub the tooth.
- Do not dry the tooth.
- Do not cover the tooth in a tissue or towel.
3. Replace the tooth in the jaw right away, ideally.
The faster the tooth is replaced, the higher the chance it will survive. To reinsert, carefully press the tooth into the socket with your fingers, or place it close to its original location and close your mouth gradually. Hold the tooth in position with your fingers or by gently biting down on it.
4. Keep the tooth moist at all times.
The tooth should not be left outside the mouth to dry. If it could not be replaced in the mouth, put it in one of the following:
- Emergency tooth preservation set (such as Save-a-Tooth ®).
- Mouth (beside cheek).
- Routine tap water is not recommended for long-lasting storage space because the root surface cells do not tolerate water for extended periods of time.
5. See an endodontist or local readily available dental practitioner within Thirty Minutes of the injury.
Bring the tooth with you to your emergency consultation ideally, within HALF AN HOUR. It is feasible to conserve a tooth also if it has been outside the mouth for an hour or even more.