A very hard blow to the face has the potential to traumatize soft oral tissue and damage teeth. Sometimes it can even carry enough force to knock one of your teeth out. The dental trauma of this magnitude can cause significant pain and bleeding. In a situation like this, you need to seek emergency dental care from a dentist.
In some cases, it might be possible for Dr. Brick Scheer to insert the tooth back into the socket. For this to be possible the tooth needs to be fully intact and kept alive. When the tooth is knocked-out it still has living cells and tissues attached to the root. Milk, water, and antiseptic mouthwash are poor choices for maintaining the tooth. These liquids can easily irritate or harm the living cells of the tooth.
While you can keep it alive by holding it between your tongue and cheek, a tooth preservation product like Save-a-Tooth can do an even better job. This is a small canister with a Hanks Balanced Salt Solution. The suspended minerals and other active ingredients have been approved by the American Dental Association to help keep dental tissues alive. This can buy you some much needed time, while you seek emergency dental care from Dr. Brick Scheer.
If you are in the Wichita, Kansas, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you need to call 316-636-1222 to seek dental care at Scheer Dentistry.