Always Store Any Avulsed Tooth in Milk Until You Get to Our Office
Posted on 4/20/2019 by Brandon Cooley
If you have an avulsed tooth for any reason, there is still hope for saving it. This is something that not a lot of people know about. However, when you have a tooth that has slipped from the gums, then you want to do everything you can to put the tooth back where it belongs.
It is recommended that the tooth is stored in milk and the person see our dentist right away when this happens. The quicker they get to our office, the higher the chance of having the tooth put back into the mouth to properly heal.
Why Store it in Milk? Many wonder why it is recommended that the tooth is stored in milk? Why can't you store it in water to keep it moist? Water and saliva are both thought of as not being the best medium for storing avulsed teeth.
Years ago, it was discovered that milk was the best medium to store teeth in because it is less damaging to the enamel and tooth itself. It has a compatible osmolality or what is known as fluid pressure to the root cells of the tooth. It is also thought to be a readily available fluid that the tooth can be stored in until the person is able to get to our office to have our dentist put the tooth back into the gum. The quicker this is done, the better chances of recovery of the tooth.
Call Our Office Right Away if You Have an Avulsed Tooth
If this is something that happens to you, remember to put your tooth in milk and give our office a call. When this happens, we will fit you right in and make sure that your tooth is fitted properly back into the gum where it belongs. Call us today, right away, because this is a situation that requires immediate attention and we can be sure to provide it.
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