Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry

I knocked out a tooth! What should I do?

The first step in any dental emergency you have in Johns Creek, GA is to call our dental office and let us know what’s happening. In the case of a knocked-out (avulsed) tooth, getting immediate treatment is critical, because the way you handle the situation can make the difference between saving and losing the tooth.

Here are the steps you should take if you get a tooth knocked out:

  • Hold the tooth by the crown, and do not handle or disturb the root or any attached tissues.
  • Try to reinsert the tooth gently back into the socket, but do not force it.
  • If you can’t reinsert it, keep the tooth moist by placing it in a container of water, milk, or saliva.
  • If you can’t find a container, place the tooth in your cheek pocket to keep it moist until you get to our dental office.

If the trauma involves injury to your face or jaw or you are bleeding excessively, call 911 or go immediately to an emergency room.

A knocked-out tooth in John’s Creek, GA can often be saved, but immediate emergency treatment is crucial. Please call our dental office at (770) 777-2803, and we’ll provide the help and relief you need.

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