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It’s not uncommon for a hard fall or a blow to the face to knock out one of your teeth. If the tooth knocks cleanly out of the socket, your dentist, Dr. Cory Williams, might be able to successfully implant it again.

If there is blood or debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away and soothe the injured tissues with lukewarm saltwater. This will help you get a clear view of the area so you can see if the tooth is whole or if some of it remains in the socket.

If the tooth is whole, you will need to keep it alive so you have a chance of implantation. This can be done by holding it between your gums and cheek. There are also tooth-preservation products available for sale, which are filled with a specially formulated nourishing gel. In order to use the product, you will simply place the knocked-out tooth in the jar and seal it. The nourishing gel will keep it alive for a short time while you make your way to Cory Williams, DDS.

If any part of the tooth or root remains in the socket, your dentist will most likely have to extract the remnants to prevent further pain and complications.

If one of your teeth has been knocked out, you need to schedule an immediate appointment at Cory Williams, DDS by calling 910-763-1072. We are happy to treat your knocked-out tooth in Wilmington, North Carolina.