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Ways of Handling, Storing And Restoring a Knocked-Out Tooth

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Ranches Family Dental
Ways of Handling, Storing And Restoring a Knocked-Out ToothIt is scary when you have your tooth knocked out of your mouth. In many scenarios, experiencing your tooth knocked out must come from a serious accident to your mouth or head. Other areas likely affected in the accident include having damage on your gums, lips, cheeks, and other facial structures.

Re-insertion of knocked-out teeth is possible, especially if the ligament in the tooth socket remains alive. Despite the cause of losing your tooth being sports or accident it is critical to know when and what to do next. The following are two key things you should know if you want to save a knocked-out tooth.

Gently Handle the Tooth

The ligament of your tooth is usually destroyed after the removal of a tooth from its socket. The tooth requires that all tiny fibers stay intact for proper survival of the tooth to occur. After seeing your tooth, you should collect the tooth from the crown. Always avoid collecting the tooth from the root because there are numerous sensitive components.

You should gently wipe any dirt from the tooth. Some people may recommend that you try and set it back into the socket. However, I believe you should hold your tooth between your mouth and cheek while you look contact us for further assistance. The salvia in your mouth keeps the tooth alive.

Tooth Storage

If it becomes difficult to store the tooth in your mouth. You should place the tooth in cold whole milk. You can also look for a pH-balanced solution that will ensure the tooth remains alive for a longer time. It is possible to save your tooth for an hour but it is better you reach us earlier to minimize cases of losing your tooth. The best way to go may involve giving you root canal therapy to be sure of replanting succession. For further help concerning how to handle and store knocked-out teeth, visit our offices today.

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