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Dental avulsion

Avulsion means the removal of the tooth from the alveolar socket or the bony cavity that contains the tooth. This problem often occurs due to sports events, fights, or accidents. But what to do if it happens? Read on to find out what to do if your teeth fall out.

Teeth falling out due to impact

This issue is one of the most serious dental emergencies. Of course, if the treatment is done quickly, there is a high probability of saving the tooth. For example, there is often a greater than 90% chance of saving the tooth if it is repositioned within 15 to 30 minutes.

  When a tooth comes out of the mouth, the nerves, blood vessels, and supporting tissues are also damaged. Nerves and blood vessels cannot be repaired, but if the dentist can quickly reposition the tooth, the supporting tissues have a good chance of reattaching to the tooth. When a tooth is avulsed, it is essential to see a dentist as soon as possible. But in the meantime, some measures are needed.

Necessary measures after tooth loss due to impact

Washing and setting teeth

A person should take the tooth from its upper part and its crown and avoid any contact with the root part. If the tooth is dirty, you can keep the tooth under the tap for a few seconds, but you should not brush the surface of the tooth with a toothbrush or any other tool, because it will easily be damaged. When the teeth are cleaned, the tooth can be placed between the gum and the cheek. If it is possible to place the tooth in its place, it is preferable to place it inside the alveolar cavity.

HBSS solution

Another method is to keep the tooth inside a retainer or carrier, which is the best choice for HBSS. This solution is compatible with periodontal ligament cells and can keep these cells alive for up to 24 hours because both its pH and osmolarity are ideal. If HBSS is not available, the next best choice is cold milk, saliva, or saline, each of which has its limitations.


Immersing teeth in saliva for more than an hour or two can be damaging. There is a possibility of transmission of infection through saliva.

Keep the teeth moist

The most important thing is to keep the teeth moist. If no other substance can be found, water can also be beneficial.

In dentistry

The dentist puts the teeth in place after washing them. Then he splints the tooth to the adjacent teeth. Which consists of connecting adjacent teeth through composite resin or an orthodontic system to fix them. Splinting helps the tooth to heal.

General treatment instructions before arriving at the dental center

  • If the tooth is one of the front milk teeth, there is no need to replace it. Children’s front teeth are not responsible for maintaining the space of the permanent teeth that grow at the age of 6, so the early loss of these teeth rarely causes problems in the series of permanent teeth.
  • If the root of a permanent tooth breaks, especially if a piece of the broken root remains in the bone, it is impossible to reattach the tooth. Any attempt to do this will fail, and the only thing a dentist can do is prescribe antibiotics under certain conditions and place the artificial bone in the place of the damaged tooth to facilitate implant placement in the following years. Placing the artificial bone in place can be done in subsequent sessions and with the prescription of a specialist.
  • Any extracted tooth should be placed in place within the first 60 minutes after the accident so that the tooth can be more successfully fixed in place.
  • This should be done at the site of the accident by the patient himself or his parents with minimal effort to clean the tooth, and the tooth should be placed in place with gentle finger pressure. If the tooth is in its correct place, the patient closes his mouth with a little pressure using a sterile gauze or paper towel without moving the tooth. And then go to the dentist in Windsor.
  • If the tooth is infected, ask the patient to remove the contamination with his saliva. This operation can be done by sucking the infected tooth. After each suction, the patient must remove the blood and dirt from his mouth. Do not use water to clean your teeth.

Teeth not in their correct place

If the tooth is not in its correct place for any reason, you can use one of the following methods to bring the tooth to the nearest treatment center:

  • After decontamination of the tooth, the patient should hold the tooth in his mouth between the cheek and the posterior teeth. Saliva is the best substance to maintain a tooth that has fallen out. Of course, you should know that if the child is under 6 years old, he is not able to do this and other methods should be used.
  • Place the tooth in a container containing saline solution. This solution can be prepared by adding one and a half teaspoons of salt in 4 cups of clean water. Mineral water is preferred over city water.
  • Place the tooth in a cup of clean milk.

Therefore, when these incidents occur, you can implement the best option of the above methods by keeping your cool.


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