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The value you place on your smile is shared by those of us at our office. It’s our job to help preserve your smile and help you in the case of dental emergencies. If you are in a situation that happens to knock out a tooth, you should be aware there are certain steps you can take to save it. We are here to walk you through those steps during such a scary time.

First, you must wash the tooth to cleanse it of any debris it may have gotten onto it. Pick up the tooth while avoiding touching the root. Hold your tooth by the crown while washing it and use either lukewarm milk or water to cleanse it of debris. After the tooth is clean you should inspect it to see if it has suffered any damage. If it is cracked or damaged, keep it moistened until your appointment with a dentist by placing it in your cheek or a glass of milk. If no damage has occurred, try to put the tooth back in its socket.

After you’ve taken these steps, it’s important to set up an appointment our dentists in Brecksville, Ohio, Drs. Brandon and Feleppelle, so that they can try to place it back in the socket. If not, replacement options will be discussed during your appointment.

Some replacement options for you to choose from include dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures or partial dentures.

Call us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.