It may sound like a catastrophe to many West Fargo area dental patients, but having a tooth knocked out doesn’t always mean you’ll need cosmetic dentistry to fix your smile. If you can keep a cool head and remember a few simple instructions, chances are your tooth can be salvaged.
The most important things for Fargo residents to do if they’ve had a tooth knocked out is to find the tooth, handle it carefully and keep it in the best condition possible so their West Fargo area dentist can reinsert it properly.
Do not handle the tooth by the root, be careful to only touch the crown. It’s okay to gently rinse the tooth in water, but don’t scrub it or remove any tissue fragments from the tooth.
If it is possible, the best place for the tooth to be held is back in the socket (placed there gently, of course). Holding the tooth between the lip and gum or under the tongue is good too, just be careful not to swallow. If neither of these is an option, place the tooth in a cup of milk.
I’m Dr. Dennis Hetland a cosmetic and general dentist in Fargo. If you are looking for quality dental care in the Fargo area, I hope you’ll give us a call at (701) 566-5063. We offer porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, complete smile makeovers, and general dentistry.
Call us at (701) 566-5063 immediately if you have a dental emergency such as the one discussed above.
Dr. Dennis Hetland
3525 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota