Anchorage, Alaska
3901 Raspberry Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99502
(907) 258-3384

Emergency Dentist Shares 3 Steps to Take If Your Tooth Is Knocked Out November 15, 2017

Emergency Dentist Shares 3 Steps to Take If Your Tooth Is Knocked Out, Anchorage, Alaska

Losing a tooth can be exceptionally traumatic, especially if you are in public when it happens or if you’re concerned about other injuries. Fortunately, emergency dentists can help you to restore form and function to your tooth if you do the right things before your visit.

3 Ways to Handle a Knocked-Out Tooth 

Don’t Panic

Although it can be stressful to realize you have lost a tooth, don’t panic. Instead, focus on stopping any bleeding, telling another person what happened, and getting to your emergency dentist as soon as possible. To alleviate dental pain, place an ice pack on your jaw over the affected area. In addition to soothing pain, ice can also help to prevent swelling, which could interfere with tooth reattachment. 

Find the Fragments

After you have pain and bleeding under control, focus on finding any knocked out teeth and fragments. When you find the tooth pieces, handle them by the crown, and never touch the inner pulp of the tooth. Doing this could damage the tiny capillaries of the tooth, creating problems later. 

Preserve Your Tooth 

emergency dentistFor your tooth to reattach successfully, it needs to reestablish its own blood supply. Unfortunately, if you leave your tooth dry until your appointment, it could allow blood inside of the pulp chamber to clot. To prevent this natural occurrence, keep the tooth fragment in either a glass of fresh milk, clean water, or a save-a-tooth kit. 

 

If you deal with an avulsed tooth, contact an emergency dentist from Four Corners Dental Group. The sooner you have your tooth treated, the more likely it will be to heal. For everything from emergency dental care to routine appointments, call (907) 258-3384 for the Anchorage office or (907) 376-2790 for the Wasilla location. You can also visit the website to learn more about the services available. 

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Four Corners Dental Group: Anchorage
What Parents Should Know About Thumb-Sucking & Oral Health, Anchorage, Alaska
Thumb-sucking is a perfectly normal behavior for infants. It gives them comfort and can even help them fall asleep quicker. However, dentists warn that if a child is still sucking th...read more
3 Oral Care Tips for Safe Swimming, Anchorage, Alaska
Swimming is one of the best ways to stay in shape. However, you may not realize all that time spent in the water could be impacting your oral health. The next time you schedule an ap...read more
Alaska Dentist's Top 3 Reasons to Stop Biting Your Nails, Anchorage, Alaska
While biting on your nails will often make them jagged or uneven, engaging in the habit could also send you to the dentist. Nail biting can cause injury to the entire mouth, whi...read more
3 Foods Perfect for Seniors With New Dentures, Anchorage, Alaska
If you are new to dentures, you might be faced with a bit of an adjustment period, especially when it comes to eating. Fortunately, by choosing the right foods, you can make meal tim...read more
What Are Dental Caries & How Can I Avoid Them?, Anchorage, Alaska
Dental caries, also known as cavities, affect many children and adults and can damage the deeper layers of the teeth if they aren’t treated right away. As the decay progresses, it ca...read more