Knocked Out (Avulsed) Tooth
A knocked out tooth is a common dental problem. At Washington Smiles, we promptly take care of our patients who experience this painful problem.
If you have a knocked out tooth, it’s best to be seen by a dentist as soon as possible. If a child has a knocked out baby tooth, a space maintainer may be used in order to reserve the space until the permanent tooth comes in.
We know it can be a scary situation when a dental problem arises. We’d like to mention a few things to keep in mind.
At-home oral care tips during dental emergencies
There are times when, depending on your situation, you can follow suggestions in order to successfully handle a dental emergency, such as a knocked out tooth.
- You can try some at-home remedies for dental problems, such as taking Tylenol or applying ice packs to alleviate a severe toothache. Consult with your doctor before taking any medicine.
- If you or a loved one gets a tooth knocked out, you can either hold the fallen out tooth back in its place during your drive to come to our office, or you can place the tooth inside a cup of water or milk, and come to our office right away.
- In the case of a broken or chipped tooth, you should save the pieces of your tooth. If you are bleeding, use gauze pads to apply pressure to the area. Doing this may provide some relief before coming to see us.
Treat your knocked out tooth at Washington Smiles
You don’t have to suffer any longer because of your knocked out tooth. Call our office today to get relief as quickly as possible.