It can happen to anyone, it can happen at any time, it can happen to kids, and it can happen to adults. When it comes to knocking out a tooth – it can really happen to anyone. Most of the time it is beyond our control, accidents happen but the most important thing you can do is know what to do when it does happen in your home in Trinity. Emergency dentists are constantly telling their patients – do not wait follow these instructions and then call us immediately! This is not something you should wait on.
Step One: Find the tooth
If you are able to find the tooth that was knocked out quickly – do so. This is really important and needs to be as quickly as possible to possibly save the damaged area. Make sure that when you come in contact with the tooth you handle it correctly – never touching the root.
Step Two: Clean the area and tooth
This step is very important. If you found the tooth then you should clean it off with warm water for just a couple of seconds – no more than 5 – just enough to get any fragments of dirt off of the tooth. Also, rinse the mouth out quickly with warm water as well.
Step Three: Put the tooth back in mouth
If you are able to put the tooth back into the area of your mouth – do so quickly. Then bite down with some cotton in between your affected area and the opposite tooth.
Step Four: Call a dentist or an emergency dentist
After you have followed these steps it is time to get ahold of your dentist to be seen immediately. If you are unable to do so based on the hours in which they are open – you need to call an emergency dentist.
Emergency dentists near Trinity offer help with those who have lost a tooth due to a trauma taking place. If you find yourself in this situation please call so it can be treated quickly! Waiting is the worst thing you can do!
*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Anchor Dental Care*