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Have You Knocked Out a Tooth?

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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 William J. Black, DDS

William Black earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 1988. He then went on to the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, where he graduated in 1992. Following dental school, Dr. Black served in the Untied States Navy for 3 years as a dentist. He then settled in the Sacramento area where he opened his practice in 1996. Dr. Black is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS), Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is currently pursuing Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry and accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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