Accidental Tooth Loss Treated At Comprehensive Dental Care
Knowing the Proper First Aid
If the tooth is loose, even extremely so, but is still attached in any way, leave it in place; do not remove it.
If it is out of its socket completely and unattached, but still in
the victim's mouth, it is best to have the person hold it there, if
possible, until Dr. Marx can attempt re-implantation.
If it is out of the mouth, do not let it dry out. Handle it as little
as possible. Do not attempt to disinfect the tooth, or scrub it, or
remove any tissue attached to it. Call our office at 202 466-3599
If it is recovered from the ground or other soiled area, rinse it off
in lukewarm water. Preserve it in milk until Dr. Marx can examine it. If
milk is not available, lukewarm water will suffice.
Time out of the socket is critical in the long-term success of
re-implantation. After 30 minutes, the success potential begins to
decline. However, re-implantation by Dr. Marx is still possible after several hours,
so the attempt can still be made even if the tooth has been out for a
Call us at 202 466-3599 so Dr. Marx can be prepared to help you as soon as possible.