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Oral trauma can range in severity and treatment. In an extreme case where a tooth is knocked out of the socket, it’s important to provide quality first aid while seeking treatment at Artistic Dentistry.

It’s important to assess the severity of the damage to the tooth. If there are blood and debris in your mouth from an oral trauma, you can rinse them away and soothe the injured tissues with lukewarm saltwater. This will help you get a clear view of the damage to your mouth. If it was cleanly knocked out and the tooth is whole, Dr. Amir Nikraz might be able to implant the tooth back into the socket. You can keep the tooth alive by holding it between your cheek and gums.

You could also try to keep the tooth alive with one of the tooth-preservation products available in stores. This is a canister filled with a specially formulated nourishing gel. To use it, you simply place the knocked-out tooth in the jar and seal it. The nourishing gel will keep it alive for a short time while Dr. Amir Nikraz assesses the best course of treatment.

If any part of the tooth root remains in the socket, Dr. Amir Nikraz will most likely advocate extracting the remainder of the knocked-out tooth. Once your gums have healed, he can help you select the restoration option that best suits you.

If you live in the San Clemente, California, area and you’ve suffered a knocked-out tooth, you should call 949-366-1177 to seek professional care with the oral care specialists at Artistic Dentistry.