One of the most critical dental emergencies is a knocked-out or avulsed tooth. The correct immediate response can make the difference between saving or losing the tooth. This situation is an instance where the expertise of an emergency dentist is crucial. At Smiles Creator, located at 22116 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, we provide immediate care for knocked-out teeth, ensuring the best chance for tooth preservation.
**What to Do if a Tooth is Knocked Out**
The moments following a tooth avulsion are crucial. Here’s what you should do:
- Find the Tooth**: Locate the knocked-out tooth, and when you find it, pick it up by the crown (the white part). Avoid touching the root as it can be easily damaged.
- Clean the Tooth if Necessary**: If the tooth is dirty, gently rinse it with milk, if possible. If milk is not available, use water. Do not scrub the tooth or remove any tissue fragments.
- Attempt to Reinsert the Tooth**: If you can, try to put the tooth back in the socket. Do not force it. If you can’t reinsert it, keep it moist. Use a tooth preservation product, if available, or place the tooth in milk.
- See an Emergency Dentist Immediately**: Contact your emergency dentist as soon as possible. The quicker you act, the better the chances of saving the tooth.
At Smiles Creator, Dr. Nader Ahdout and his team are prepared to handle such emergencies. We aim to provide immediate, effective care to save your knocked-out tooth and preserve your smile.
How a Knocked-Out Tooth is Treated
Treatment for a knocked-out tooth involves cleaning the area and then reimplanting the tooth if possible. You might need a root canal, and the tooth will be splinted to adjacent teeth to hold it in place while it heals.
Dr. Ahdout’s extensive experience in emergency dentistry, combined with his commitment to the highest standards of care, ensures that patients with a knocked-out tooth have the best chance of successful treatment.
If you’re in the Woodland Hills area and experience a dental emergency like a knocked-out tooth, don’t hesitate to contact us at (818) 340-3062. At Smiles Creator, we’re committed to providing immediate, top-tier care to address your dental emergencies and restore your smile.