What to Do When a Tooth Is Knocked Out of Its Socket
Time is critical when replacing a tooth that has been knocked out. Getting to the emergency dentist within the hour will make the difference between re-implanting your tooth and needing a dental implant. When your tooth is injured, call our office to see our emergency dentist right away.
The way a tooth is first handled is also important. Only pick up the tooth by the crown and never scrub it clean. You may rinse the root with water but do not submerge it. The best place to store the tooth is in its socket but if that isn’t possible, place it in your cheek or carry it in milk.
We want to make it easy for you to have a beautiful, healthy smile. Call 804.601.3533 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ronald Mamrick in Midlothian, VA, to receive gentle, high-quality dental care with an emphasis on prevention and personalized treatment plans.