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Having an avulsed or knocked-out tooth is often a traumatic experience. If the tooth is whole and still alive, there is a chance that your dentist, Dr. Milad Nourahmadi, can implant it back into the original socket. However, in most cases, an avulsed tooth is severely damaged and the remnants need to be extracted to prevent further complications. While you are seeking treatment Shining Smiles LLC, he offers these first-aid insights to minimize complications and improve your chances of treatment success.

If there is blood or debris in your mouth, you can rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. This will help soothe injured gums and help you get a clear view of the situation.

You can keep the tooth alive by holding it between your cheek and gums or you can use a tooth-preservation product. This is a canister filled with a specially formulated nourishing gel. You simply place the knocked-out tooth in the jar and seal it. The nourishing gel will keep it alive long enough for Dr. Milad Nourahmadi to assess the situation and begin treatment.

If any part of the tooth exists in the socket, Dr. Milad Nourahmadi will most likely have to extract the remainder of the knocked-out tooth. After your gums have healed, Dr. Milad Nourahmadi can help you decide if you want to have a dental bridge or a dental implant installed to replace the tooth.

If you’ve just had a tooth knocked out, you should call 630-972-4010 to seek emergency treatment at our clinic.