Each year, more than 5 million teeth are removed. Children and adults are both in danger. A tooth that has been completely knocked out of its socket can often be successfully replanted and last for years with the right emergency care. As a result, it is critical to be ready and knowledgeable about what to do in case this occurs to you or a member of your party. The secret is to take swift but composed action while adhering to these easy steps. The 5 steps are listed below:
Step 1: Pick up the tooth by the crown, not the root, which is the chewing surface.
Do not leave the tooth at the scene of the accident; find it right away. To prevent harm to the root, handle the tooth gently and only make contact with the crown.
Step 2: Gently rinse the tooth with water if it is dirty.
If the tooth is filthy, gently rinse it with water while keeping an eye out not to touch the root surface.
- Utilize neither soap nor chemicals.
- Avoid cleaning the tooth.
- Avoid drying the tooth.
- Not in a tissue or piece of cloth.
Step 3: If at all possible, put the tooth back in its socket right away.
The likelihood that a tooth will survive increases with speed of replacement. Reinsert the tooth by either positioning it above the socket and slowly closing your mouth, or gently pushing it into the socket with your fingers. With your fingers or by lightly biting down on it, keep the tooth in place. Visit an endodontist or dentist as soon as you can, ideally within 30 minutes.