What I should do if my tooth got knocks out?

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A knocked-out permanent tooth is a dental emergency. Knocked-out teeth can be re-implanted in many cases. A permanent tooth that is re-implanted within 30 minutes has the highest chance of success.

Here’s what you should do:

  1. Put the tooth straight into a cup of milk if it is completely ripped off, if not then let be in the mouth.
  2. Do not pull out manually with force or jerks, otherwise, it may damage the ligaments, which are required if the tooth has to be replaced.
  3. Take painkillers if the pain is unbearable.
  4. Don’t use clove oil or aspirin on the wound.
  5. Calmly visit a dentist or hospital. It is key not to panic.
  6. Do not clean the tooth with disinfectant or let it dry out.

At Sunrise Village Dental in Vancouver, our dentists set aside several hours daily for dental emergencies. Please give us a call at: (604) 253-2433 or drop by our dental office at: 2538 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z6, Canada.

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