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Knocked Out Tooth?

Here’s What to Do

Stay calm and call us immediately at (281) 516-8575 for an appointment
If you can find your tooth, try to reposition it in its socket
If you cannot keep your tooth in its socket, put it in a clean container with your saliva or milk
If dirty, gently rinse the tooth with clean water
What Is A Dental Emergency?

While oral injuries are the most obvious dental emergencies, they are not the only kind of emergency that requires immediate treatment. Things like serious toothaches that may require a root canal qualify as dental emergencies, as well as damaged dental work, such as a pulled-out crown or filling.

As a general rule, if your oral condition is causing you serious pain and discomfort, and there is no way for you to treat it on your own, this is considered a dental emergency and should seek professional help right away.

What Should I Do If My Tooth Is Knocked Out?

If your tooth is knocked out, it is critical to get treatment within 1-2 hours to ensure the best outcome. You should take the following steps to save your tooth:

  • Recover your tooth – Recover your tooth and rinse it off gently with warm water. Do not use soap or any other detergent. Then, replace it in the socket, if possible, and leave it in place. Alternatively, put it in a small baggie or container of cold milk.
  • Call us for an appointment – Your tooth needs to be re-implanted as soon as possible. Immediately after recovering it, call Willow Creek Smiles and let us know that you’re coming in. Contact us at (281) 516-8575.
  • Address bleeding – If your mouth is bleeding, you can use clean cotton balls or sterile gauze to address bleeding. Bleeding should slow within 1-2 hours.
  • Minimize pain and swelling – You can take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen, naproxen, or acetaminophen for pain relief. Avoid aspirin, because it is a blood thinner and interferes with blood clotting. Ice packs can be applied externally to treat pain and swelling.
  • Come to Willow Creek Smiles as soon as you can – Do your best to get to our office within an hour of your injury. This gives us the best chance of saving and replacing your tooth. For a walk-in appointment, just come to our office at 9166 FM 2920 Rd. Suite 900, Tomball, TX 77375.
Why Is It So Important To Get Immediate Care For Dental Emergencies?

Same-day dental appointments are critical for treating dental emergencies. The longer you wait to treat a tooth that’s infected, damaged, loose, or even has been knocked-out altogether, the less likely it will be that Dr. Nguyen will be able to repair and save your tooth.

Not only that, but emergency dentistry is critical for getting relief from pain and discomfort. A serious dental injury like an impacted tooth or a serious infection can be absolutely excruciating. The faster you get treatment, the sooner you’ll be able to go back to your day-to-day life.

Do you offer same day appointments?

Yes! Our same-day appointments make it possible for patients suffering from an injury to receive the treatment they need right away. If you come in immediately, we may be able to help you save a tooth that has been knocked out. Call us right away at (281) 516-8575 if you are in pain, and our skilled team will assess your situation efficiently and get you back to smiling again.

Do you offer payment plans for my treatment?

At Willow Creek Smiles, we don’t think that money should ever come between you and your dental health, especially in an emergency. We offer resources for all of our patients to help keep your care affordable. We are in network with many insurance companies, and we also offer payment plans for patients who don’t have dental insurance. Our compassionate, friendly team will go over which options are best for you.

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