Traumatic Tooth Injuries
Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries. Chipped teeth account for the majority of all dental injuries. Dislodged or knocked-out teeth are examples of less frequent, but more severe injuries. Treatment depends on the type, location and severity of each injury. Any dental injury, even if apparently mild, requires examination by a dentist or an endodontist immediately. Sometimes, neighboring teeth suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that will only be detected by a thorough dental exam. Endodontists are dentists who specialize in treating traumatic dental injuries. With their advanced skills, techniques and technologies they can often save injured teeth. If you have a cracked or injured tooth, find an endodontist near you right away!
What to do if a tooth gets knocked out
Only touch it by the crown, not the roots if possible. Quickly rinse it off. If you can tell the direction to put it back in, then do so and bite on a cloth or something to hold it in place. Otherwise either place it in a cup of milk or inside your cheek. No matter which option you do, call your dentist immediately.