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What To Do If You Knock Out A Tooth

Today’s video deals with dental trauma, and in particular what to do if you or your child has knocked out a tooth.Let’s say Johnny was playing football and accidentally knocked out a tooth. Now what?

      1. First you want to collect the tooth and any tooth fragments. You want to try to only touch the tooth from the crown and not the root surface.
      2. Number two, gently rinse the tooth if you can, but don’t scrub it to remove any dirt.
      3. The next thing that you want to do is try to reinsert the tooth into the socket if possible. If you can’t, then what you can do is store it in a glass of whole milk, or you can keep it in the side of your cheek, besides your gum and your cheek to keep it from drying out.
      4. The next thing that you want to do is to put some gauze in the area to control the bleeding and control the pain.
      5. If you need to take some advil or ibuprofen, definitely do that and call your dentist immediately

I Hopefully you will never need to use today’s tips. Having a tooth knocked out or any dental emergency is never nice.

If you need assistance, we have an emergency number that you can reach us at. Just give our office a call at 604-535-7758 and any of our team members will be happy to help coordinate with you. Until next time, I’m Dr. Hansen Liang. Thanks for listening.