Do you know what to do with a tooth if it gets knocked out of your head? If you don’t, that’s alright – not many people do, since it’s thankfully not something we all deal with on a regular basis!
But on the off-chance that you do need to care for a knocked-out tooth at some point, we want to make sure you have the tools to do so. Between when the tooth gets knocked out and you come see Dr. Carrie Sessom at Riverwalk Dental Spa in Jenks, Oklahoma, these are a few things to do to care for a knocked-out tooth.
Keep it in milk
If your knocked-out tooth can be recovered, you’re probably wondering what to do with it while waiting to see a dentist. You have a few options, but a great one is to put the tooth in milk. The calcium in milk helps the tooth stay alive, keeping it viable to be reinserted in your gums. If you can’t access milk, keeping the tooth in your mouth is a good idea as well. Your saliva has certain properties that help keep a knocked-out tooth alive. Just don’t swallow it!
See a dentist immediately
You’ll want to call an after-hours dental clinic if you knock your tooth out in the evenings. Otherwise, you’ll want to call us immediately to inform us of the situation. It’s important that you come see a dentist immediately after getting a tooth knocked out. If you wait any longer, it’s unlikely the tooth will be able to be reinserted
If you have any other questions about the process, please give us a call at 918-770-0027.