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This is how to save a knocked out tooth

According to the American Association of Endodontists, over five million teeth are knocked out each year in patients of all ages. However, a knocked out tooth doesn’t mean permanent loss. With proper emergency action, patients of the Pembroke Pines, FL area can save their tooth and have it replanted by an emergency dental professional. Dr. Gonzalez and her associates of Gonzalez Dental Care can advise patients on ways to save a knocked out tooth to increase the chances of replanting it!

What to do after the tooth has been knocked out:

  • Try to pick up the tooth by the crown (the portion of the tooth that is visible when in the mouth) and not the root.
  • Rinse the tooth with water gently if it is dirty, avoiding the use of chemicals or soaps.
  • Don’t dry to the tooth or wrap it in cloth or tissue.
  • Place the tooth back into the socket if possible.
  • Keep the tooth moist, either back in the mouth or in a cup with milk or emergency tooth preservation solutions such as Save-a-Tooth.
  • Avoid keeping the tooth in a cup with regular tap water.
  • Visit a dentist within 30 minutes of the injury to ensure better chances of replanting the tooth.

What can I expect during my appointment?

When the injury occurs, it is important to call the dentist at Gonzalez Dental Care immediately to notify them you are on your way. Once the tooth is back in the mouth or in a cup staying moist, go to the dental office as soon as possible. The sooner the tooth and patient come into the office, the greater the chances of success of replanting the tooth and maintaining the natural smile.

Learn more about emergency dental solutions

If you want to be better prepared for the unknown, now is the time to work with a dental practice that offers emergency dentistry. Call Gonzalez Dental Care at (954) 406-5342 today to request a consultation appointment or initial evaluation with our team. We also accept new patients for general dentistry or emergency care, regardless of their status with our practice.