Saving Knocked-Out Teeth
Dr. Mark L. Teach Provides Tips on Saving Knocked-Out Teeth
In the following educational video, one of our experienced Buffalo Dentists, Dr. Mark L. Teach provides tips on saving knocked-out teeth. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.
When teeth are avulsed, or knocked out of the mouth, they can sometimes be saved. However, it is important to seek treatment within 30 minutes of the avulsion, or it will be difficult, if not impossible, to restore the tooth. It is crucial to handle only the crown of the tooth, as the root of the tooth is sensitive and can be damaged at the slightest touch. If the tooth is dirty or has some debris on it, it is recommended that the tooth be rinsed with some water. If it is not possible to get to the dentist within about 30 minutes of the avulsion, there are options. The tooth can be placed in the cheek or a cup of milk, or a kit from a nearby drugstore may help to temporarily preserve the tooth.
Did you get your tooth knocked out playing sports? Contact our Buffalo Dentists today to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for nearly 40 years, and welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.