Treating Traumatic Injuries
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Dislodged (Luxated) Teeth
In the case of an injury, a tooth may be pushed sideways, into, or out of its socket. Root canal treatment is usually needed for permanent teeth that have been dislodged and should be started a few days after the injury.
Knocked-out (Avulsed) Teeth
If a tooth is completely knocked out of your mouth, time is of the essence. The tooth itself should be handled very gently. Take great care to avoid touching the root surface itself. If it is dirty, quickly and gently rinse it in water. Do not use soap or any other cleaning agent, and never scrape or brush the tooth. If you are able, the tooth should be placed back into its socket as soon as possible. The less time the tooth is out of its socket, the better the chance for saving it.
Locate and place the knocked tooth in a cup of milk, or if that is not available, you can use saliva or saline.
The length of time the tooth was out of the mouth and the way the tooth was stored will determine the chances of saving the tooth. Again, immediate treatment is essential.
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