-Please see a dental provider immediately to treat the injury!
The first few hours are very critical! Try to gently move to the teeth back to their position. Use gauze or a napkin to place between the teeth and close the mouth. Visit the dentist immediately!
- The tooth is displaced, usually in a palatal/lingual or labial direction.
- It will be immobile and percussion usually gives a high, metallic sound.
- Fracture of the alveolar process present.
- Reposition the tooth digitally or with forceps to disengage it from its bony lock and gently reposition it to its original location.
- Stabilize the tooth for 4 weeks using a flexible splint.
- Monitor the pulpal condition.
- If the pulp becomes necrotic, root canal treatment is indicated to prevent root resorption.
- 2 weeks
- 4 weeks
- 6-8 weeks
- 6 months
- 1 year
- yearly for 5 years