You never know when a dental crisis will strike. Even patients who practice good oral hygiene may find themselves in a dental emergency without warning. If something happens to your teeth, keep calm and follow these instructions for the most common dental emergencies.
An Adult Tooth Falls Out
There are multiple reasons why an adult tooth falls out, ranging from trauma to the tooth to extensive decay. When your adult tooth falls out, take these steps to secure it:
- Only touch the crown to reduce damage to the root of the tooth.
- Do not wash the tooth with soap; try to rinse it off with saliva or milk instead.