About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Tooth Loss - First Aid and Emergency Treatment Guide

Last Updated on Sep 20, 2012
View in Hindi
Font : A-A+

Overview

  • Tooth loss can happen due to various factors 
  • Occurs both in adults and children 
  • In some cases it can be prevented 
Advertisement

Causes

  • Injuries, 
  • Trauma

Predisposing conditions: 

  • Thumb sucking, 
  • Mouth breathing 
  • Pacifier usage 
  • Poor oral hygiene/Tooth decay 
  • Mismatched jaw/teeth 
  • Genetic factors

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Blood loss/discharge
  • Feeling of weakness
Advertisement

Treatment

Seek a dentist's help on an emergency basis. To replace the fallen tooth, follow these steps- 

  • Gently hold the fallen tooth by the top 
  • Do not touch the roots 
  • Rinse the tooth gently 
  • Avoid running water 
  • Try to replace tooth in socket 
  • If you cannot replace, place it in whole milk or your saliva 
  • You may also place it in mild salt solution-1/4 tsp salt in 1 quart water 
Advertisement

Prevention

  • While sporting, wear a mouth guard 
  • Treat gum disease at the earliest 
  • Take care of teeth by brushing/flossing regularly 
  • Use an antiseptic mouth wash regularly 
Advertisement

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

KIRAN565, India

tooth lost due to injury and the other teeth one by one is loosing its grip the fallen tooth the front teeth

Advertisement
First Aid A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
Emergency Medical Services
City
Service
What's New on Medindia
Quiz on Q Fever
Costochondritis
Quiz on Zinc
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close