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The trauma of having a tooth knocked out always requires immediate first aid to help you manage pain and limit potential complications. To help in a situation like this, your dentist, Dr. Thomas Anglemire, offers a few basic treatment considerations to improve your restoration options.

If there are blood or debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. This will help soothe injured gums and help you get a clear view of the situation.

Dr. Thomas Anglemire might be able to implant the tooth back into the socket. For this to have any hope of success, the tooth must be whole and alive.

You can keep the tooth alive by holding it between your cheek and gums or you can use a tooth-preservation product. This is a canister filled with a specially formulated nourishing gel. You simply place the knocked-out tooth in the jar and seal it. The nourishing gel will keep it alive long enough for Dr. Thomas Anglemire to assess the problem and begin treatment.

If any part of the tooth remains in the socket, Dr. Thomas Anglemire will most likely have to extract it. After your gums have healed, Dr. Thomas Anglemire can help you decide if you want to have a dental bridge or a dental implant installed to restore the tooth.

If one of your teeth has been knocked out in Granger, Indiana, you should not delay in contacting Granger Family Dentistry PC at 574-277-5406 for an emergency appointment.