Tips to Preserve Your Tooth When It has Been Knocked Out or Is Loose

Posted on: April 3, 2018

ToothYour teeth are priceless. Digestion begins in the mouth, and your teeth are a very big part of it. Without them, you cannot enjoy more than half of your favorite foods. It might not make a big difference for you if you lose one or two of them, but many people do not feel the same about themselves. The idea of a gaping hole in the mouth is a strong blow to the self-esteem.

Getting your tooth knocked out is not that common, but it isn’t that rare as well. It can happen to anyone at any point in time. Usually, it happens to children while playing or goofing around. Other reasons may include an unfortunate fall or competitive sports. Whatever the reason may be, the problem is real, and it can happen to anyone. The key is to immediately secure the tooth and then contact your dentist because there is still a chance to save it.

Has your tooth been knocked out?

There are two ways that you can employ to preserve your tooth after it has been knocked out.

The first one is pretty simple, put it back in your mouth. Place the tooth between your gum and the cheek and rush over to the dentist. In case it happens to a small child, soak the tooth in milk because it has the same composition as the tooth’s environment. Do not wait too long before going to the dentist as the tooth is slowly dying and you need to have it in place before it is a goner.

In case someone hits your mouth and the tooth hurts, or you get the feeling that it is loose, the worst thing you can do is wait for it to get well on its own. This kind of thing rarely happens and once you feel the injury is affecting the tooth, head over to the dentist as soon as possible. The dentist will get an X-ray and if there is a fracture or a crack he or she will deal with the problem accordingly. The key is not to take a chance here and not to panic or give up.

It is essential to have strong and healthy teeth so that they will last you a lifetime. Make sure you are not deficient in calcium and Vitamin D so that all your bones including the teeth are strong. If you feel like your teeth may be lost try oil pulling to help with the problem. Prevention is better than cure, but sometimes all the care in the world cannot help you. In case of an accident, you need to act fast and do not even think about taking any chances if your smile is important to you. Contact Cornerstone Dental Group and make sure to not skip your regular visits.

There is no doubt that a loose or knocked out tooth can cause considerable pain and discomfort. However, this doesn’t mean that you pull the tooth out on your own. You have to seek professional dental care without delay so you can get the optimal treatment.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Cornerstone Dental Group, request an appointment in our Westford dental office here: Or call us at (978) 364-3003.

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