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If you’ve recently knocked out one of your permanent teeth, our Highland Village Smile Studio team is happy to tell you what to do. Dental emergencies in Highland Village, Texas, can be terrifying, so the first thing you need to do is stay calm. Then, you can do the following things:

-Retrieve the tooth: Find the tooth, hold it by the crown, and rinse the root off with water if it’s dirty. As you wash the tooth, do not scrub it. Scrubbing can remove the attached tissue fragments that are needed.

-Try to put the tooth back in place: If you can put the tooth back into its socket, please do so. However, if you do, make sure the tooth is facing the right way when you place it. Also, never force it into the socket. If you can’t put the tooth back into place, you can put it in a small container of milk or in a cup of water with a pinch of table salt. If neither of those things are possible, you can put the tooth in a product that contains cell growth medium.

-See your dentist: Call your dentist and schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible. The only way you can save your tooth is by having your dentist put it back into place within 1 hour of it being knocked out.

Dr. Nicole Richardson and our team care about you and your smile, which is why we are here to help you in any way we can. For additional tips and information on how to care for a knocked-out tooth, please call (972) 317.1406 today and talk to a member of our team. The sooner you call our office, the sooner you’ll have the restored oral health you deserve!