What Do You Do When A Permanent Tooth Gets Knocked Out?

Sports injuries, falls, bicycle accidents, and car accidents can all lead to facial trauma, including knocking out a tooth.  If you’ve suffered from a knocked-out tooth, try not to panic, but do act quickly. Read on for the American Association of Endodontists’ recommended step-by-step guide of what to do if a permanent tooth is knocked out. Do the best you can to locate the tooth, if possible. If you’ve sustained other, serious injuries, this may not be possible. But if your tooth has been knocked out due to an injury such as a fall, or during a sporting activity, it’s best to try to find the tooth. If you’ve had a permanent tooth knocked out, an endodontist may be able to successfully replant the tooth. They will guide the tooth back into position and use splints to stabilize the tooth. This can allow your gum tissue to reach the tooth root and begin reattaching. After several weeks, you will likely need a root canal to clean out any infection or decay and then seal the tooth. You may then need to have a permanent crown fabricated by your general dentist.  All endodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are endodontists. An endodontist is a dentist who has received post-dental school education and specialized training, to care for the interior of the tooth (pulp). Endodontists are highly specialized practitioners who treat tooth pain, tooth abscesses, tooth injuries, and cracked teeth. They perform intricate procedures such as root canals, emergency dental surgery, …