No matter how careful you are being, sometimes a blow to the face, hitting or even eating something hard can knock out or break a tooth. Luckily, there is something you can do to save your tooth and have it reimplanted providing you act promptly.
Whether your tooth fell off or was chipped during a meal, sporting activities, or a fall, this is not something to cry over. If you do it the right way, you can save it, and have it reimplanted by a dentist as soon as possible. In this way, you won’t need an implant, a crown or even a filling, as an experienced dentist will be able to use it and put it back in its socket.
According to German dentists, it’s vital to immediately find the knocked-out tooth or a piece of the tooth and handle it by the crown, WITHOUT touching the root. Without any scraping or brushing, put the tooth put in a glass of cold pasteurized milk and immediately schedule an appointment with a dentist. The sooner a knocked-out tooth is reimplanted, the more likely it is to embed itself back into the gum.
Never put the tooth in water or dry handkerchief, nor hold it in your mouth or dry. If you don’t have any milk at hand, simply wrap it in some foil in which you’ve spit some of your own saliva or saline.
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