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No one wants to suffer a dental emergency - and taking general precautions can usually help avoid these types of injuries.
However, if you do end up getting a tooth knocked out, it is vital to act quickly and make an urgent appointment with a dentist for the best results and to protect your dental health. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, seeing a dentist within an hour of the accident is preferable.
Patients should only handle the affected tooth by touching the crown at the top, while avoiding contact with the root at the bottom, the AGD advises. That is because the root contains cells that are necessary if the tooth is going to be reattached to the bone.
Meanwhile, before rushing to the dentist's office, the tooth should be rinsed gently and then placed between the cheek and gum so it does not dry out.
If keeping it in the mouth is too painful, it can be wrapped in cloth or gauze and then placed in milk or saline solution to keep it moist.
Sports injuries are one of the most common ways for children to lose a tooth. Wearing a mouthguard can help avoid dental accidents and protect dental health.
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