What to do When You Knock Out a Tooth
Accidents, injuries and falls happen. Knowing what to do before it does can make a difference when a tooth is knocked out. Losing a tooth from an impact injury can be shocking, but in some cases, it can be reset. There are steps you can take to increase these odds and saving a natural tooth is always the best first option. Working with our staff at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates, we will do our best to save an avulsed, or knocked out, tooth or provide our patients with other options following the loss of a tooth.
A tooth that is avulsed, or knocked out, is a tooth that is cleanly knocked out of the root. The entire tooth has come loose and out of the socket. Though this can seem extreme, there is a possibility of setting the tooth back in place and it once again becoming firm in its socket. Broken or fractured teeth will require a different treatment, possibly a dental crown.
There are some tips that can help:
Protecting your teeth
We love sports and outdoor activities, and we love to encourage our loved ones and patients to engage in these activities. While playing, we also encourage everyone to protect their teeth with a mouthguard or sportsguard. Wearing this simple retainer-like device can make a huge difference in your oral health. At Dallas Oral Surgery Associates, we can customize a mouthguard or sportsguard to fit. A customized device means greater comfort and an increased likelihood of wearing it.
If you or a loved one knocks out a tooth, contact Dallas Oral Surgery Associates right away at 214-363-9946.