There are many things that can potentially impart enough force to severe the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth in place and cause the tooth to be knocked out of its socket. Hard falls, blows to the face, and playing in contact sports without a mouth guard all have the potential to knock one of your teeth out.
If you have blood or debris in your mouth you can rinse it away and sooth the injured tissues with lukewarm salt water. This will help you get a clear view of the damage to your mouth.
There is a chance that Dr. Wynatte Chu can successfully implant the knocked-out tooth back into the socket. However, for this to even be possible it needs to have been knocked out of the socket cleanly and the tooth itself still needs to be alive.
If the tooth was indeed knocked out whole, you can keep it alive by holding it in your cheek. There are also tooth preservation products available that are filled with a specially formulated nourishing gel. To use it, you simply place the knocked out tooth in the jar and seal it. The nourishing gel will keep it alive for a short time, while you make your way to Wynatte Chu, DDS for an emergency appointment.
If some part of the root of the tooth remains in the socket, then Dr. Wynatte Chu will most likely have to extract the remainder of the knocked out tooth. Sometimes we can perform a root canal to restore the tooth.
If one of your teeth has been knocked out, you need to call Dr. Wynatte Chu immediately at 347-868-6546 to schedule an emergency appointment.