Thursday, November 26, 2009

What To Do for a Knocked Out Tooth

What to do for a knocked out tooth. When I was 7, I slipped and fell on a wooden box right on my front tooth, which killed the tooth but it didn't fall out. It turned black and I had to get it pulled. Looking back, I think I would have been better off getting it knocked completely out, because getting it pulled was as bad as falling on my tooth in the first place. So what to do for a knocked out tooth? Well, don't just assume you cannot get it to grow again. Accidents happen -- even to me and I am not too clumsy. Taking a fall on your tooth, getting hit in the teeth with a surprise fly ball (also broke my nose with one of those), or maybe you got hit in the tooth by a door and all can get your tooth knocked out. If you think your missing tooth is gone forever, think again, you might be able to save it if you act fast and do the right things.


Understand that it's very important to get you and your knocked-out-tooth to your dentist right away; delaying your dentist visit can result in the tooth not being able to get replanted.

Receiving Treatment


* Getting your tooth knocked out is a dental emergency!
* Try to have someone take you to the dentist if at all possible
* Follow the steps shown to try to save your tooth
* A dentist might be able to reattach it


Follow these steps -- in order -- and you'll have a much greater chance of saving your tooth:

1. Pick up and handle your tooth by the crown and not the root, if it's dirty, gently rinse off the root of the tooth with clean water. Don't remove any attached tissue or disturb the root -- doing so can damage the nerve and ligament.

2. As bad as it sounds, if possible, put the tooth back into its socket and hold it there by lightly biting down on some gauze, cotton ball or a moistened tea bag to keep it in place. If you're unable to put the tooth into its socket, place it in milk, lightly salted warm water, your own saliva, or place it in your own mouth between your cheek and gum if you can avoid swallowing it. Don't have kids do this if you think they might swallow it.

3. Call your dentist immediately and provide him or her with as much detail as possible about your situation. If you're not able to get to an emergency dentist right away, head to the nearest emergency room instead and don't forget your knocked out tooth. Getting your knocked out tooth back into its socket within 30 minutes will increases your success.

So what can you do if you simply can't save your knocked out tooth and you're now stuck with a gap or a chipped tooth? You're in luck. There's a really fast, really safe non-invasive way to hide tooth problems for a very low cost. A new technology in affordable diy dentistry is here.

44 comments:

  1. 幸福是人人都要,又怎麼可能都歸你所有?要知道這世界幸福本來就不多........................................

    ReplyDelete
  2. 先告訴自己希望成為什麼樣的人,然後一步一步實踐必要的步驟。........................................

    ReplyDelete
  3. 成功多屬於那些很快做出決定,卻又不輕易變更的人。而失敗也經常屬於那些很難做出決定,卻又經常變更的人.............................................

    ReplyDelete
  4. 真正的友誼,有如健康失去時,始知其價值..............................

    ReplyDelete
  5. 唯有用熱情、用智慧去觀察事物,這事物才會把他的秘密,洩漏給我們...............................................................

    ReplyDelete
  6. 愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。...............................................................

    ReplyDelete
  7. 一個人的際遇在第一次總是最深刻的,有時候甚至會讓人的心變成永遠的絕緣。......................................................................

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for sharing the idea there would be some apprehensions from segment but i am up for it.
    inman aligner london

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your advice is true. The best thing you can do is to call your Family dentist in Chandler and ask him how can he help you. Thanks a lot for sharing this! Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Even I want to share one ex princes with you when i was in 12 Years old my front teeth was broken very badly it was so painful and my looks was so weird but after some time i did Dental implants and the results was just awesome i regain my smile back now i'm very happy with that.
    Thank's & Regard's
     Cosmetic Dentistry Las Vegas

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for sharing this article, its been a really interesting read. I've never dealt much with dentists in Boise Idaho before. I'm new to the area, but I've finally saved up enough money to get some work done on my teeth. I'm so nervous to see how it's all going to work out.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome information! I have really been interested in getting veneers in Meridian, ID... Do you have any suggestions on where I should go for this?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for this. I've been helping a friend in Tucson, AZ find out as much as we can about dental veneers. He doesn't have the best teeth, at all, and needs some help.

    ReplyDelete
  14. So are veneers essentially crowns? It seems like they go through the same process. Your teeth get trimmed like crowns do. I guess they are more expensive because it is for all your teeth. http://www.drtoredsteinberg.com/Services/

    ReplyDelete