hockey-smile2-e1369765842836-200x300You’re out playing football, soccer, or even baseball with friends. You’re having a great time, you’re laughing, and are getting a lot of exercise. However, during the heat of ‘battle,’ you get hit in the face. Maybe it was the baseball or somebody’s elbow. Maybe it was something else. In the end, after you’ve overcome the immediate pain, you realize a tooth has been knocked out or knocked loose… what should you do?

If the tooth has been knocked completely clean out of the mouth, it is possible to replace it and have it seat securely in the gum line and jaw, but only if it is done within a certain amount of time.

Placing the tooth in milk that is high in calcium can certainly lengthen the amount of time a person has to get to the dentist, but most dentist offices have emergency services that can help repair a knocked out or severely loosened or broken tooth.

The sooner you get to a dentist after a major trauma such as having a tooth knocked out, the greater the chances will be of salvaging that tooth and not having to rely on an implant, bridge, or denture.

If you have a dental emergency, contact The Dental Centre right away. Provide as much information as you can and they will be able to direct you on the appropriate course of action and may very well to come down immediately to have the damage inspected and assessed.