A Knocked-Out Tooth Requires First Aid and Professional Care

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A knocked-out tooth is a form of dental avulsion where the tooth is knocked out of the socket or severely fractured at the gumline. When this happens, the oral trauma is often severe and requires immediate first aid while seeking professional care at Kimberly W. Fee DMD.

If there are blood or debris in your mouth from an oral trauma, you can rinse them away and soothe the injured tissues with lukewarm saltwater. This will help you get a clear view of the damage to your mouth.

It might be possible for Dr. Kimberly Fee to implant the tooth back into the socket. However, for this to have any hope of success, the tooth must be whole and alive.

If the tooth was knocked cleanly out of the socket, you can keep it alive by holding it between your cheek and gums. There are also tooth-preservation products available in stores. This is a canister filled with a specially formulated nourishing gel. To use it, you simply place the knocked-out tooth in the jar and seal it. The nourishing gel will keep it alive for a short time while Dr. Kimberly Fee determines the best course of treatment.

If any part of the tooth root remains in the socket, your dentist will most likely advocate extracting the remainder of the knocked-out tooth. Once your gums have healed, she can help you select the restoration option that best suits you.

If you live in the Prescott, Arizona, area and you’ve suffered a knocked-out tooth, you should call 928-778-7410 to seek professional care at Kimberly W. Fee DMD.