Parker M Jarvis DDS
General Dentist
     
555 West Schrock Road Suite 120 = Westerville = OH 43081 = (614) 882-5208
 

First aid for tooth loss
 

Knowing the Proper First Aid

If the tooth is loose, even extremely so, but is still attached in any way, leave it in place; do not remove it.

If it is out of its socket completely and unattached, but still in the victim's mouth, it is best to have the person hold it there, if possible, until Dr. Jarvis can attempt re-implantation.

If it is out of the mouth, do not let it dry out. Handle it as little as possible. Do not attempt to disinfect the tooth, or scrub it, or remove any tissue attached to it.   Call our office at (614) 882-5208 immediately.

If it is recovered from the ground or other soiled area, rinse it off in lukewarm water.  Preserve it in milk until Dr. Jarvis can examine it.  If milk is not available, lukewarm water will suffice.

Time out of the socket is critical in the long-term success of re-implantation. After 30 minutes, the success potential begins to decline. However, re-implantation by Dr. Jarvis is still possible after several hours, so the attempt can still be made even if the tooth has been out for a long period.

Call us at (614) 882-5208 so Dr. Jarvis can be prepared to help you as soon as possible.
 

Emergency Dentist
In Westerville Ohio and the surrounding
Columbus - New Albany - Gahanna - Worthington OH areas.


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Dr. Jarvis is licensed to perform all listed services as a general dentist. This provider is not a specialist in family, crowns,
gum disease, sedation, prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, cosmetic, whitening, implants and non-specialty interest
areas that require no specific educational training to advertise this service.