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There are some rare times when an accidental blow to the face can carry enough force to knock a tooth out of its periodontal socket or cause it to severely fracture near the gumline. In a situation like this you will need to apply some basic first aid measures to help manage the pain and prevent further complications, while you seek emergency dental care at Dental Esthetics of Buffalo Grove’s dental offices.

If there is lingering blood or unwanted material in your mouth, a gently lukewarm saltwater rinse might serve to clear it away. This might also provide you a better look at the traumatized area.

Sometimes Dr. Alex Osovsky can reinstall a knocked out tooth into the periodontal socket. However, for this to have any chance of success, the tooth needs to be whole and kept alive.

In a pinch you can temporarily preserve the tooth for up to half an hour by holding it between your cheek and gums. If you suspect it will take you longer than half an hour to reach Dr. Alex Osovsky’s clinic, you could also try using one of the tooth-preservation products sold in stores.

Brands that have been approved by the American Dental Association typically contain a Hanks Balanced Salt Solution. The mineral solution will help keep the tooth and any attached tissues alive while you make your way to Dental Esthetics of Buffalo Grove’s dental offices.

If you are in the Buffalo Grove, Illinois, area and you have just had a tooth knocked out or severely traumatized, you should call 847-850-0600 to schedule emergency treatment at Dental Esthetics of Buffalo Grove.