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How To Save Knocked Out Teeth
by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 14, 2014

Millions of teeth are knocked out every year and no matter how careful you are it’s always good to know what to do. By taking the right action when disaster strikes you can give your tooth the best change of being successfully replanted. Acting quickly is key to tooth survival and it is important to see a dentist within 30 minutes of the accident to increase the chances of a successful replant. Here are couple of tips for taking care of your tooth before your make it to your local dentist:

 

  1. When you carefully pick your tooth up make sure you only touch the crown and not the root. This will reduce the damage caused to the root and keep your tooth healthier.
     
  2. If the tooth is dirty then it is advised that you gently rinse it with water. Only water should be used and you must not scrub, dry or wrap the tooth in anything.
     
  3. If it is not too painful, try repositioning the tooth back in its socket. If this can’t be done, then go to the next step.
     
  4. You must keep your tooth moist and the best ways of doing this are by using an emergency tooth preservation kit, a glass of milk or by putting the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek. It is not recommended to use water to do this and you must still see a dentist as soon as possible.

 

The most important thing to do is to see your NE Calgary dentist as soon as possible. To increase your chances of saving your knocked out tooth you must see a specialist within 30 minutes – the steps listed above are simply things you should do on the way there.

 

To find out more about dental health and the various dental services we provide, contact the Marlborough Dental Centre in NE Calgary today.


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