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Each year, 5 million people knock out a tooth. This can be a traumatic experience and, often times, people panic. Luckily, there are steps you can take to save your tooth along with other dental solutions that will restore your smile.
Save the Tooth
If you knock out your tooth, it may be possible to put it back into the gum. However, time is of the essence. To ensure the greatest success of your tooth reimplantation, you'll want to follow these steps:
Finally, try to see a dentist within a half an hour after the accident.
See the Dentist
To ensure your tooth is restored, your dentist will take the following steps:
Of course, you will have to go back to see your dentist for a check-up to have the splint removed and make sure the tooth is properly healing.
What about Baby Teeth?
Since baby teeth have shallow roots, they are more susceptible to being knocked out. Still, if your child knocks out a baby tooth, your dentist will be less likely to reattach it because the permanent teeth will eventually come in. However, if your child is very young and his or her permanent teeth won't be coming in for a while, your dentist may need to put in a false tooth. After all, a gap in your child's mouth may lead to crowding, otherwise known as overlapping. This can lead to insufficient space for the permanent teeth.
Having your tooth knocked out can be a dental emergency. However, you don't have to let it ruin your smile.