Knocking out teeth happens every day in both adults and children. Dentists refer to the knocking out of a tooth as an avulsed tooth. Losing a tooth does not necessarily mean you have lost it. Getting proper emergency care will save it. When replanted, it can last for several years. Below is what to do if you get your tooth knocked out.
The knocking out of teeth causes damage to the blood vessels, tissues, and nerves. Unfortunately, there is no remedy for these organs and hence the need for a root canal procedure for the bones to be reattached back. Although saving a tooth is high on children, adults can also save theirs depending on the situation and time they visit the dentist. It’s essential to visiting a dentist immediately after you get a knockout to avoid more damage. Following is how to put it back in no time.
Find Your Tooth
You may be working on DIY at your workstation and end up knocking out your tooth. It cannot be easy to find it, especially when everything is cluttered. Consider getting junk removal and hauling services to help you remove the dirt as you look for the tooth.
Handle the Tooth Carefully
Tooth handling is essential to avoid more damage. Avoid holding it by the roots. Clean it with milk or water if it is dirty, and don’t wipe it with a washcloth. Also, avoid cleaning it with chemicals or soap.
Slip the Tooth Back in the Socket
If possible, place the tooth back to its Socket and push it gently to prevent pain. Keep the tooth in place and close your mouth slowly or hold it with your finger. If it’s impossible to keep it in place, keep it moist until you reach the dentist.
See the Dentist
Some procedures are simple, while others are complicated depending on the knockout. When the bone or tooth is broken, general dentistry should remove the sockets’ debris before slipping the tooth back. Early re-implantation of the tooth should be done within one hour after the accident.
Examination After Re-Implant
When bones are not fractured, the tooth reattaches to the root firmly between 3 and 4 weeks. A root canal procedure is done when sever damage takes place and can take up to 8 weeks to heal from. Examining the tooth needs to be done within six months after the repair to ensure no infections or other occurrences and confirm re-implantation success.
Having a tooth knocked is never a fun experience. For example, when there is a forceful blow on your face, car accidents, falls during cycling or fighting, and gum diseases. Report to the dentist immediately once you get a knocked out tooth for proper re-implantation.