If the tooth gets completely knocked out, try not to freak out. Grab a towel or some gauze to place over the socket to stop the bleeding first. Then, look for your missing tooth. Once you find it, carefully pick it up by the crown and avoid touching the roots. Place the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva to prevent it from drying up. Then, contact our dental office and get here as soon as possible so we can reattach your tooth. The longer you wait to visit us, the less likely we will have success replacing the tooth.
If you happen to crack, chip, or break a tooth, this is also a dental emergency. However, some damages might be more severe than others. The big problem is that most people don’t know how severe their tooth damage is until they receive a dental x-ray. A large enough crack can cause an infection in the tooth that would require a root canal to remedy. No matter how big or small your tooth damage might look, we recommend visiting our dental office at your earliest convenience so we can address the damage.