An avulsed tooth is a medical term often used by dentists to describe a tooth that has been knocked out of its socket due to injury or accident. Dental avulsion is one of the most common types of dental emergencies, and it is essential to act quickly to save the tooth.
First, be sure to handle the tooth carefully, and try to avoid touching the delicate root. If the tooth is dirty, hold it by its upper part and rinse it with milk or water. Keep the tooth moist by either dropping it into a glass of milk or placing it between your tooth and gum. If possible, try to slip it back into its socket until you can make it to the dentist.
The team of dentists at University Associates in Dentistry are proud to be the official dentists of the Chicago Blackhawks. As athletes know, the first step in avoiding dental avulsion is being fitted for a mouth guard. To set up an appointment with a dentist, call our Chicago practice today at (312) 704-5511.