How to Treat an Injured Smile

Losing a permanent tooth doesn’t necessarily mean you have to opt for a replacement. If the situation is addressed quickly and correctly, there’s a chance that Dr. Dr. Christian Weber could restore the tooth. Before losing all hope of saving your smile, try following these steps:

Retrieve the tooth: Find the tooth and hold it by the crown, which is the portion of the tooth that was visible when it was still in your smile. Then, wash the tooth roots if they are dirty. When you wash them, please be gentle and do not scrub. Scrubbing will remove the tissue fragments that are necessary for restoration.

Try to put the tooth back in place: If possible, put the tooth back into the socket. As you do so, make sure the tooth is facing the right way and do not force the tooth into place. If this is not possible, you can put the tooth in a small container of milk, in a cup of water with a pinch of table salt, or in a product that contains cell growth medium.

See your dentist: Visit your dentist as soon as possible. The best way to save a knocked-out tooth is to see the dentist and return the tooth to its socket within one hour of it being knocked out.

We are here to address any and all dental emergencies in Gig Harbor, Washington. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact Smiles Dental at 253.358.2265 as soon as possible.