You are out playing basketball with the guys. You are having a great time. In fact, you are playing the game of your life. It seems like everything you throw up finds its way into the hoop. You can do no wrong. Then it happens…your friend goes up for the rebound and, when he is coming down, hits your mouth with his elbow, knocking your front teeth onto the court below.
What do you do?
- First and foremost, find the missing tooth or, in this case, teeth. Hold them by the crown, not the root.
- If the tooth or teeth are dirty, which they probably are, rinse them off. Do not scrub them!
- If possible, try to put the tooth back in place without forcing it into the socket. If it is not possible, place the tooth in a container of milk.
- Call your dentist and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. According to WebMD, “knocked out teeth with the highest chances of being saved are those seen by the dentist and returned to their socket within 1 hour of being knocked out.”
When a dental emergency occurs, you need to act fast. You need a dentist who specializes in emergency dentistry. You need Annapolis Dental Care.
Annapolis Dental Care, an Emergency Dentistry Specialist in Annapolis
If you, a family member, or friend has suffered a dental emergency, contact Dr. Steckler and the emergency dentistry specialists at Annapolis Dental Care. We schedule early morning and evening appointments and maintain a well-supplied and well-equipped office, so we can get you in quickly and fix the problem right in our office. And, if your particular emergency takes more than one visit, we have many temporary solutions available that can stabilize your problem and reduce your pain until we see you again.
If you are looking for an Emergency Dentistry Specialist in Annapolis, or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Annapolis Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit AnnapolisDentalCare.com today! You can also follow Annapolis Dental Care on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.