The accidental loss of a tooth is a serious situation but it can be resolved if we act quickly. A tooth that fell out must be re-implanted in its socket within 60 minutes after the accident for best chances for it to remain in position.
Instructions to follow: If the tooth is dirty, it is important that the patient cleans it with his own saliva by putting it in his mouth. The tooth should then be removed from the mouth and the patient should spit all blood and dirt. While spitting hard, you can remove the blood clot that could have formed in the socket, which can make the re-implantation of the tooth easier. When the tooth is clean enough, it should be quickly put in the socket. The more it is done quickly, the better are the chances of success.
If the tooth cannot be repositioned in its place for one reason or another, then it should be transported to the dentist as soon as possible. There are several ways to do so.
The tooth should be cleaned with saliva as described above. The person who had the accident must then keep the tooth in his or her mouth, either under the tongue or between the cheek and back teeth, of course without chewing on it. If it’s a young child under the age of eight who has lost his tooth, it should not be kept in his mouth because he can swallow it. After cleaning with saliva, the tooth can rather be put it in a saline solution (water and salt) or in a cup of fresh milk, preferably at room temperature.
If the tooth re-implantation does not work, it is preferable to extract the tooth and have it replaced.
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