Knocked Out Tooth

Knocked Out Tooth at Emergency Dental CareWhat do I do if my tooth breaks or falls out?

  • Immediately call our dentists at (516) 565-3435 or (516) 348-2000.
  • Rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • If you are able to locate the tooth or pieces of the tooth, rinse them with warm water as well.
  • If you can, manually place the tooth in the gum until you are able to see a dentist.
  • If you cannot, place the tooth in a container of whole milk.

How is a missing tooth treated?

A dentist may be able to surgically re-implant your tooth, which may require a veneer, crown, or other additional cosmetic work.  If your real tooth cannot be recovered, you will receive a dental implant.

How is a tooth implant installed?

  • Dental impressions will be made of your mouth.
  • While under anesthesia, your gum is cut and a bolt is installed to fix an implant securely to your jaw
  • Your gums will be allowed to heal before the implant is set.

How do I care for my mouth while waiting for my implant?

  • Normally, pain from this procedure can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief medication.
  • Rinse your mouth with warm water often.
  • Continue to brush and floss regularly.

If you are in or around the Franklin Square area please call: (516) 565-3435. And, if you are in or around the Syosset area please call us at: (516) 348-2000.

The content offered on this website is for informational purposes only and does not seek to diagnose and/or treat any physical, medical, dental, and/or periodontal condition or disease. In addition, the offering and consumption of this content does not establish a doctor patient relationship. If you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, swelling, and/or bleeding in your mouth and/or jaw this may represent a serious condition and can only be diagnosed and treated by visiting a medical doctor, dentist, and/or periodontist in person.