If your tooth has been completely knocked out, contact us immediately as we are specifically trained to treat this kind of problem. Optimal results can be achieved by repositioning the tooth in the socket in its proper position as soon as possible. The sooner treatment is done, the better the chances are for success. If you can’t make it to our office, try to replace the tooth in the socket (see below).
If the tooth is contaminated, rinse with water before replanting. Immediate replantation is crucialto future success.
Try to replace the tooth in the socket if you can’t make it to our office.
If you cannot replant the tooth, place it into one of the following, in order of preference:
- Hanks Balanced Salt Solution (Available in drug stores or in replantation first aid kits)
- Saliva (in your mouth between your gum and cheek)
- Moist towel or cloth
- If none of the above is readily available, use water
See your endodontist or other dental facility as soon as possible.