Dental avulsion is a technical term in the oral healthcare industry to describe a tooth that has been knocked out of the socket or severely damaged at the gumline. When a tooth is knocked out in this manner, the trauma to the socket and the tooth is often severe. Immediate first aid and professional treatment can reduce the chances of suffering further complications while you seek aid at Alpha Dental Spa.
If the oral trauma has left you with debris or blood in your mouth, you can rinse them away and soothe the injured tissues with lukewarm saltwater. It’s best to avoid antiseptic mouthwash as the alcohol or astringents can irritate wounded gums.
Once the area has been cleared, you can get a better view of the damage to the socket. It is also worth the effort to inspect the knocked-out tooth.
It might be possible for Drs. Cho, Hayat, and Reisner to successfully implant the tooth back into the socket. For there to be any chance of this, the tooth needs to be whole and alive.
Water and milk are poor choices for preserving the tooth. The easiest option to keep the tooth alive is to hold it between your cheek and gums. There is also a tooth-preservation product sold in stores. To use it, you simply place the knocked-out tooth in the jar and seal it. The nourishing gel inside will keep it alive for a short time until our dentists examine the problem and develop a treatment strategy.
If any part of the tooth or the root remains in the socket, the tooth itself will not be viable for implantation. In a situation like this, Drs. Cho, Hayat, and Reisner will usually have to extract the remnants of the tooth and suture the gums. Later, they can help you decide if you’d like to restore the tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant.
If you’ve suffered a dental avulsion or other oral trauma, you should not delay in calling 856-829-1989 to have it treated at Alpha Dental Spa.