Can a dentist save a knocked-out tooth?
Any direct and sudden trauma to the face can also impact your teeth which causes a tooth or multiple teeth to get knocked out. This means they come out of their socket entirely. In some situations, they may still linger on as they are still slightly attached to the gums, and in some, they may fall off completely.
If such a situation ever comes up with you, you must act fast and smart because early intervention can actually save knocked-out teeth. A dentist can reimplant knocked-out teeth if you reach the clinic early and the tooth is in good condition. However, for this to happen, it is essential to take certain steps.
Firstly, do not try to put the tooth back by yourself. You may end up damaging it more, and the chances of reimplanting it may turn to zero. Collect the tooth and put it in a container containing cold milk. Call us immediately, and we will schedule an emergency appointment. Try to reach our dental office in Delaware as soon as possible. The earlier you come, the greater the chances of saving the tooth. In the stop gap, bite on a soft piece of fabric or cotton to stop the bleeding.
Once you report to the office, our dentist will analyze the extent of the injury. They will reimplant the tooth after cleaning it and the socket and splint it with the help of a wire and composite resin for stabilization. In some cases, root canal treatment may have to be performed before reimplanting the teeth.
If you find yourself in such a situation, it is vital to stay calm and act smartly to ensure you save your pearly whites. If you have any more questions or need to schedule an emergency appointment, please reach out to us, and our team of exceptional dental professionals will be there to help you to a healthy and glowing smile.