Regardless of how well you take care of your teeth, something like a skiing accident or something as unexpected as tripping over a toy can result in a knocked-out tooth.
Even if your tooth is completely removed from its socket, Dr. Ken Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by Design can probably successfully replace it.
Here are the steps you should take if you find yourself, a friend, or a family member with a knocked out tooth:
- Retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth) and rinse with warm water.
- Put the tooth in a small container of milk (or a cup of water that contains a pinch of table salt).
- A tooth that has been knocked out has the highest chance of being saved when it is returned to the socket within one hour.
- Call Aesthetic Dentistry by Design at 719-599-0700 for help.