Knocked-Out Tooth Belmont WA
A knocked-out tooth is something to take seriously.
If you do not preserve this tooth properly, your Belmont WA dentist will find it difficult or even impossible replace it in your mouth.
Also, it is possible to save a knocked-out tooth.
However, your actions (or lack thereof) following this unfortunate incident are of the utmost importance.
Here’s what you can do:
Act within 30 minutes of the injury and visit your Belmont WA dentist immediately.
Pick up the tooth by the crown, not the root
Secure the tooth. Hold it carefully when picking it up, and never touch the root, only the crown.
If the root is dirty, gently rinse it with water
Use water to rinse off any dirt. Do not use any soap or chemicals. Do not scrub or let the tooth dry up, and don’t wrap the tooth in a tissue or cloth.
Replant the root in the socket immediately, if possible
Try placing the tooth back into its socket (REMEMBER: Do this only with a permanent tooth. Replanting a temporary tooth can damage the developing tooth underneath the gums!).
Gently push the tooth in with your fingers, placing it above its socket and close your mouth. Hold the tooth with your fingers or by biting on it gently.
Keep the tooth moist all the time
A tooth must stay moist always, either in your mouth or if it can’t be replaced in the socket, soak it in milk, or hold it in your mouth next to your cheek.
See your Belmont WA dentist within 30 minutes of the injury
Bring the tooth with you to your dental appointment; it’s best to see your dentist within 30 minutes of the injury. However, it is possible to save a tooth even if it is having been outside the mouth for an hour or more.
Knocked-Out Tooth in Belmont WA
In case of an emergency, like a knocked-out tooth, call your Belmont WA dentist right away.
We are located at 5/132 Epsom Ave in Belmont WA.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does dental trauma mean?
It is often caused by auto accidents, falls, and injury from a variety of sports, such as football, hockey, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and baseball.
What are the causes of dental trauma?
- Contact sports
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Fistfights and wrestling
- Falls at home
- Eating hard foods and drinking hot liquids
How is a dental trauma diagnosed?
- Examination by a dentist/maxillofacial surgeon
- Dental X-rays to determine the extent of the damage of broken teeth
- X-rays of the mandible to diagnose a broken jaw