Posted .

When a hard blow to the mouth or accidental fall knocks a tooth out the pain and possible complications are often severe. Applying some simple first-aid in these moments and taking steps to preserve the tooth can improve your treatment options.

If the knocked out tooth is whole and the underlying socket hasn’t been traumatized, Dr. H Arthur Nelson might be able to install it back into the socket. For this to be a viable treatment option the tooth must be adequately preserved and kept alive.

You can do this by holding it in your mouth between your cheek and gums or by quickly soaking it in a Hanks Balanced Salt Solution. The Save-A-Tooth brand, has been approved by the American Dental Association as a safe and effective method for preserving a knocked tooth.

This suspended mineral solution can keep the tooth and any attached periodontal tissues alive long enough for you to make it to your emergency dental appointment at Nelson and Associates Frisco’s dental offices.

If you are in the Frisco, Texas, area and you have just suffered a significant dental trauma, you should call 972-712-9919 to seek emergency dental care at Nelson and Associates Frisco’s dental offices.