If My Tooth Gets Knocked Out, Can A Dentist Put It Back In?

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Accidents happen, and sometimes teeth get knocked out. Unlike other varieties of injuries–say a cut or a broken bone–a knocked out tooth doesn’t heal on its own.

Urgent care medical clinic or hospital emergency department? Neither.

If your tooth gets knocked out, your first thought may be to race to an urgent care medical clinic. Or you might go straight to a hospital ER.

If you go to the emergency department at any Indiana hospital, you probably won’t find an oral surgeon. We are not aware of any Indianapolis area hospitals that keep an oral surgeon on staff. The same goes for urgent care medical clinics in the area.

Since it can be extremely painful you may have a hard time thinking straight. Therefore, it’s wise to have a plan beforehand in the unfortunate event that you find yourself with a knocked-out tooth.

Call Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS and we’ll talk you through what to do

At Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS, our specialty is dental traumas. We provide urgent care dental treatment for injuries such as a knocked-out tooth. In other words, we are your Fishers emergency room for dental traumas.

Can my dentist save a knocked-out tooth?

The simple answer to the question, “If my tooth gets knocked out, can a dentist put it back in?” is yes…possibly. A tooth can be put back in its socket if the conditions are favorable.

However, sometimes the more viable option after knocking out a tooth is replacing it with an artificial tooth. Your urgent care dentist will know whether to try to re-insert the tooth or not.

What you should know about getting to the dentist with a knocked-out tooth:

  • The safest way to transport the tooth is by safely and cleanly holding it in its place in the mouth with a napkin until you get to Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS.
  • If your child knocks their tooth out, clean it off gently, taking care not to strip off any tissue that is attached. If the child is so young that they might accidentally swallow the tooth, put it in milk. The child can also spit in a cup and you can put the tooth in the saliva. (We know it’s gross, but it’s best for the tooth.)
  • We may be able to “splint” or temporarily attach the re-inserted tooth to the adjacent teeth to stabilize it while it is healing. When it has re-integrated, we will remove the splint.

Contact Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS:

317-842-2337

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9744 Lantern Rd
Fishers, Indiana
46037

 

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