Dental trauma can range in severity from a minor chipped tooth to a severe damage to teeth and soft oral tissues. In some of these instances a hard blow to the mouth can potentially sever the periodontal ligaments that hold a tooth in its socket.
In a moment like this you will need to apply some simple first aid measures while you seek emergency treatment from a dentist like Dr. Ryan Wilson.
Remaining calm will help in assessing the damage to your tooth and any injured soft tissues. If needed, a gentle rinse with a little lukewarm saltwater can help clear the mouth and provide you with a better view of the traumatized area.
If the knocked out tooth disassociated cleanly from the periodontal socket and it is still whole, it might be viable for reimplantation. For this treatment plan to be viable the tooth must be kept alive while you make your way to Canyon Dental Care.
In a pinch the traumatized tooth can be alive by holding it between your cheek and gums. If this isn’t a comfortable option, you might want to try using one of the tooth-preservation products sold in the oral hygiene aisle of most stores.
This is a small container with a special nourishing gel formulated from a Hanks Balanced Salt Solution which can help keep the knocked out tooth and any connected tissues alive while you seek emergency treatment.
If you live in the Farmington, New Mexico, area and you have just suffered a significant dental trauma, you should call (505) 278.7007 to seek emergency care from Dr. Ryan Wilson.