Having a tooth knocked out can be catastrophic, but it isn’t necessarily irreversible. If you can keep a cool head and remember a few emergency dental instructions from Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark, chances are the tooth can be saved.
The critical thing for to do if you’ve had a tooth knocked out is to find it, handle it carefully, and make a beeline to our office.
If it is possible, the prime place for the tooth to be held is back in the socket. Do not touch the root. Rinse it off if you can.
Holding the tooth between the lip and gum or under the tongue is good too. Just be careful not to swallow (it’s happened before). If neither of these is an option, place the tooth in a cup of milk.
Remember, head straight to Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark. Time is of the essence; most teeth that can be reinserted within an hour can be saved. We provide emergency dental care, as well as general dentistry. Schedule a checkup today.
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