How to Properly Take Care of Tooth That’s Been Knocked Out

The enamel layer of your teeth is composed of a microscopic mineral crystal structure that is very hard and durable. Unfortunately, there are still times when something like a fall or a blow to the face can deeply fracture or knock a tooth out.

If the tooth was knocked out cleanly there is a chance that Bull City Dental can implant it back into the socket. For there to be any chance of success the tooth needs to be whole and alive.

To keep the knocked out tooth alive you can hold it between your cheek and gums. There are also tooth preservation products available for sale that are 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 do a good job of keeping the knocked out tooth alive until you can make it to Bull City Dental.

If the tooth was fractured, damaged or there is some of it still lodged in the socket, then chances are Bull City Dental will need to extract the remainder of the tooth from your gums or perform a root canal to restore the tooth. If it needs to be extracted, you might be able to later restore it with a dental implant.

If your tooth is knocked out, you should call Bull City Dental as soon as possible at 919-680-3531 to schedule an appointment.

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