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An accident or emergency can happen in your mouth just like any other part of your body. Even though your teeth are usually anchored very firmly in their sockets, it’s still not impossible for something like a hard fall or a blow to the face to actually knock one of your teeth out of the socket or fracture it completely.

Dr. Denver Palmer could possibly implant the knocked out tooth back into the socket. To be able to do this, the tooth needs to be whole and it needs to still be alive.

If the tooth is whole, you can keep it alive by holding it between your cheek and gums. There are also tooth preservation products available in some stores. To use it, you simply place the knocked out tooth in the jar and seal it. The nourishing gel inside will keep it alive for a short time, while you await your emergency appointment with Dr. Denver Palmer.

If the tooth was badly fractured and broke away, yet some of it remains in the socket, it most likely means that Dr. Denver Palmer will need to perform a root canal or completely extracts the remnants, before exploring your restoration options.

If one of your teeth has just been knocked out, you need to call Dr. Denver Palmer immediately at (505) 327.0044 to schedule an appointment.