When it comes to dental emergencies, a knocked out tooth is about as serious as it gets. If it happens to you, get to OnCall Dental in Fresno as quickly as you can.
One of the most important things to remember is that you are in a race against the clock. If you are treated within an hour of the tooth being knocked out, the chances are very good your tooth can be saved.
Another important thing to remember is that when we say a tooth knocked out, we mean a tooth knocked out. A chipped or cracked tooth is an emergency, but not nearly as urgent as a knocked out tooth.
If you have a knocked out tooth, this is what to do:
- Find the tooth.
- Never touch the root. Pick up the tooth by the crown, which is the part you chew with.
- Clean it. Lick it if you have to. You can also gently rinse it, but don’t use soap and don’t scrub!
- Keep it moist. If you can place it back in the socket, do so. If not, place it under your tongue or in a container of milk. Wrapping it in tissue and spitting on it works, too.
Once you get here we will do everything possible to save the tooth. It bears repeating that the sooner you get here, the better.
At OnCall Dental in Fresno we specialize in emergency dentistry. In emergency cases you do not need an appointment; walk-ins are always welcome.