Athletic injuries and automobile accidents can sometimes impact the face. This can traumatize soft oral tissues and cause damage to teeth.The severity of the oral trauma will influence the necessary first-aid and treatment measures. Sometimes a gentle saltwater rinse can clear away blood from your mouth and help soothe injured oral tissues.
If the incident caused severe damage to a tooth or knocked a tooth out, you will need to apply additional first-aid measures while seeking emergency treatment from a dentist like Dr. Navdeep Aulakh. It might be possible for Dr. Navdeep Aulakh to insert the tooth back into the socket. For this to be possible the tooth needs to be fully intact and kept alive.
When the tooth is knocked-out it still has living cells and tissues attached to the root. Some fluids like antiseptic mouthwash are poor choices for maintaining these living tissues, as they can easily irritate cells.
One easy way to keep the tooth alive is to hold it between your tongue and cheek, a tooth preservation product like Save-a-Tooth can do an even better job, which is a small canister with a Hanks Balanced Salt Solution. The mineral solution has been approved by the American Dental Association to help keep dental tissues alive. It might buy you the necessary time to seek emergency dental care from Dr. Navdeep Aulakh.
If you are in the San Jose, California, area and you are suffering from a significant oral trauma, you need to call 408-437-1111 to seek dental care at AZ Dental.