Dental emergencies never happen at a convenient time. That’s why our practice sets aside time to respond to emergencies that need to be attended to as quickly as possible. When an emergency arises, there are steps you can take to maximize your own comfort and possibly even save the tooth in question.
Our practice recommends that if you have knocked out a tooth to keep it moist. If possible, try to place it inside its socket, but only if you can avoid touching the root. If that is impossible, try to keep it between your cheek and gum. In the case of children, put the tooth in a glass of milk. Use cold compresses to keep swelling down and get to our office as soon as possible.
To avoid knocking out or injuring teeth, wear a mouthguard while playing sports. Avoid hard foods like nuts, which can crack teeth.