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Have You Knocked Out a Tooth?

Knocked-Out ToothCheat The Tooth Fairy

We sure can try, but your help is needed, and the most important word is TIME.

When a permanent tooth is knocked out, the less time it is out of the mouth the better. In fact, the best results are obtained when the tooth is replaced within 30 minutes!

A parent or friend can place the tooth back into the socket or place it in a wet issue and bring the patient, and the tooth to the dentist at once.

Don’t attempt to clean the tooth—that may damage it. If you re-implant the tooth yourself, come to the office as soon as possible, anyway, because the tooth may need to be wired or otherwise stabilized in position for a couple of weeks.

Each case of injury is different as, indeed are the results. But keeping your actions prompt may save your or your child’s beautiful smile.

What would you do if another dental emergency arose? It might be pain, swelling, fractured teeth, or a lost filling. Whatever the problem may be, if you think it’s an emergency, we do, too.

If you have an emergency during office hours, call, and we’ll make every attempt to see you that day.

About Dr. Chase & Dr. Kotula

Dr. Steven Chase, DDS & Jacqueline Kotula, DDS pride themselves on offering their patients the most comprehensive and sophisticated options for dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Their caring and talented dental family’s first priority is the well being of their patients. They strive to help their patients achieve optimum dental health by providing personalized and compassionate dental care. Their team is comprised of highly skilled professionals dedicated to excellence in every phase of dental treatment. They are committed to continued education, which enables delivery of the very finest, state-of-the-art cosmetic, restorative, and CEREC® same-day dentistry, along with Invisalign® clear aligners.

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