Can we save a tooth that got knocked out?

If the tooth is handled properly, your dentist can attempt to save your tooth.

  • Remember to quickly get to a dentist.
  • Make sure it is a permanent tooth
  • To hold only the crown of the tooth (the part where you chew)
  • If the tooth got dirt ,wash it quickly less than 10s under water
  • Put it back in the mouth, tooth socket
  • If you cannot place it back in its space, place on buccal area between cheeks and molars. Do not swallow!
  • Or Put it in milk
  • Or put in a container
  • Don’t dry, don’t wipe ,don’t scrub it.

Once at the dentist, we will try to save it by administering local anesthesia, splinting, then you will be called in 7/10days depending on the state of the tooth, root canal treatment will be performed and prescribed antibiotics.

Regular review visits are recommended.

Patient instructions

  • Avoid participation in contact sports.
  • Soft food for up to 2 weeks.
  • Brush teeth with a soft toothbrush after each meal.
  • Use a chlorhexidine (0.1%) mouth rinse twice a day for 1 week.

More information:

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At first, take your baby along to your own dental appointments. That way he’ll get to know the sights, sounds, smells and routine of your dental surgery. (Read more what to expect at an appointment)

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If you get anxious about going to the dentist, make a separate appointment for your baby instead. Then he won’t pick up on your fears.

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Do certain foods cause tooth decay in babies?

Sweets (including fruit, dried fruit, juice, and food such as peanut butter and jelly) and starches (such as breads, crackers, pasta, pretzels) can contribute to cavities.

Serve these foods at mealtime rather than as snacks so they’re more likely to get dislodged and won’t sit on the teeth too long. Serving them with water is also helpful.

Don’t put your baby to bed with a bottle of milk, formula, juice, or sweetened liquid. These liquids feed bacteria in the mouth that cause tooth decay.