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When sufficient force is applied to a tooth to sever the periodontal ligaments and knock it out of the socket the pain and surrounding soft tissue trauma can be significant. If this has just happened to you or someone nearby, you need to seek emergency dental care from a professional dentist like Dr. Jeryl Abbott.

While seeking care it’s also helpful to apply some basic first-aid measures to help minimize the pain, while improving your chances of saving the traumatized tooth.

Most of the time a knocked out tooth is only viable for implantation back into the socket if it’s treated with half an hour. If you can’t immediately make it to Dr. Jeryl Abbott‘s clinic, you might want to try keeping the tooth alive with a tooth-preservation product, that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

This small container holds a Hanks Balanced Salt Solution of suspended minerals and other active ingredients. It has been specially formulated to help keep a tooth alive and could potentially extend the available time needed to arrive at Dr. Jeryl Abbott’s clinic.

If you can’t easily find a tooth preservation product you can help keep the tooth alive by holding it in your mouth between your cheek and gums.

If you are in the Midlothian, Virginia, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 804-379-9177 to seek emergency dental treatment at Midlothian Dental Arts.