Protecting and Reinserting Knocked Out Teeth

In the event that one or more of your teeth gets knocked out of their sockets, there are some things you can do to preserve the tooth so the dentist can put it back in time.

The first thing to do is to pick the tooth up by the crown, the top part of the tooth and what you normally see when you look inside your mouth. Picking it up by the roots is not a good idea, so try not to do that. Next, gently wipe it to get rid off any dirt that may be on it.

From here, you have a few options. You can place in your mouth, because your saliva can keep it moist and alive. You can try to insert it back into its socket, but if that causes too much discomfort, you may instead carry it between your cheek and your teeth.

If neither option works for you, cold milk can be used instead. Just be sure that whatever decision you make is quick. Your tooth will not last for long.

You need to get to the dentist within 15 to 30 minutes. If you get late or if the wait will be long, the dentist may be able to immerse the tooth in a special solution. This solution may keep the tooth alive for longer than saliva or milk.

Once you make it to our office, Dr. Amandeep S Gill can work to get your teeth back in order. If you have need of our help, for both emergencies and non-emergencies, call us at (209) 549-1721.