A Knocked Out Tooth Might Be Inserted Back Into the Socket

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Dental trauma can vary in severity. There are some rare instances where a blow to the face or a hard fall can carry enough force to sever the periodontal ligaments that anchor a tooth in its dental socket. In a situation like this time is of the essence. If the tooth was knocked-out whole Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber might be able to successfully insert it back into the socket.

Without some form of preservation, the knocked-out tooth won’t be able to remain viable for more than half an hour. If you can’t immediately make it to Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber‘s dental office in Plymouth, Massachusetts, you might want to try keeping the tooth alive with a tooth preservation product, that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. They can often be found in the pharmacy or oral hygiene aisle of major retailers. The small canister contains a Hanks Balanced Salt Solution with minerals and other active ingredients designed to help keep a tooth alive. This might buy you the time to make it to Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber‘s clinic for treatment.

If you can’t find a tooth preservation product, you can also help keep the tooth alive by holding it between your cheek and gums. If you are in the Plymouth, Massachusetts, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 508-746-4033 to seek emergency dental care at E. Morgan Scheiber & Associates.