Whether you tripped in the grocery store or participated in a particularly lively game of hockey, losing a tooth can be an upsetting ordeal! It’s important to remain calm and call your dentist as soon as possible.
By following these steps – there is still hope:
- DO NOT clean, brush or scrub the tooth – even if it’s covered in blood.
- Place it in a small container of your own saliva, milk, or saline solution if available.
- See your dental professional as soon as possible (ideally within 30 minutes). Don’t forget to bring it with you.
With prompt attention, a permanent tooth may be re-implanted into the socket and remain normal and healthy.
While it will eventually need a root canal and crown, it is always better to retain your natural tooth than to have to replace it with a prosthetic.
When participating in sports, always wear a mouth guard. Check out our blog on mouth guards: https://austindentalgroups.com/uncategorized/how-mouth-guards-help-protect-athletes/
If you’re having a dental emergency call us today! (604) 936-1263