Sometimes in an accident , you could knock out our permanent teeth , like with Isiah Thomas:
WATCH: Isaiah Thomas catches elbow, loses tooth in Game 1 of Wizards-Celtics

The most common ones to get knocked out are the permanent front teeth. Wearing a mouth guard helps reduces the risk , though there is no realistic way to prevent it .

In some cases , if the entire root is intact , the knocked out tooth ( avulsed tooth ) can be re-implanted into its socket . The chances of that succeeding are increased when the tooth can be put back ( re-implanted ) into its socket within one hour.

If you do knock out your tooth and it falls on the ground , pick it up from the crown part ( do not touch the root ). If there is soil on it – gently pour some water or milk on it. DO NOT SCRUB IT DOWN. Place the tooth either in the mouth next to the cheek ( do not make children do that – they might swallow it accidentally ). Alternatively , you could place the tooth in a cup of milk or covered by salva completely. Take it to your dentist as soon as possible.

We can , in certain cases , place the tooth back in the socket and splint it to adjacent teeth to immobilize it for a couple of weeks. Root Canal Treatment may need to be done on the teeth and there should be a follow up every 6 months to assess the condition of teeth.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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As our community slowly “opens up” on the other side of the pandemic, we’re nothing short of thrilled that we can provide much-needed dental care to you and your family.

Nothing is more important to us than protecting the health and safety of our patients, team members, and community. And to do so, we have put in place and conscientiously and systematically perform safety and sterilization protocols mandated and recommended by the CDC, OSHA, and our governing dental associations.

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