Remember when you were little and you just couldn’t wait to lose a tooth so you could get a special visit from the tooth fairy? We all recall those days of our childhood having toothless smiles and fairy surprises, but what happens if you lose a tooth when you are an adult? What if your tooth gets accidentally knocked out? Can a knocked out tooth be saved? The answer, yes. Here are some tips on how to save a knocked out tooth before you can visit an emergency dentist.
Immediately after the injury you will need to take action. You have a time frame between 30mins-1 hour to keep the tooth (roots) alive. If possible, you can gently try and put it back into the socket yourself. If unable to insert the tooth yourself, you will need to keep it moist. Continue reading Can a Knocked Out Tooth be Saved?