Regular testing for a response to hot and cold stimulation will indicate the health or vitality of the tooth
Avulsion refers to a tooth being knocked out of the mouth.
Treatment at the scene of the accident:
Successful re-implantation of a tooth that has been knocked out of the mouth depends on how quickly the tooth can be replaced in its socket.
The tooth should be cleaned in saliva, saline, or milk, and replaced into the socket.
If the tooth can be placed back into the socket, hold it there and see the nearest dentist immediately.
If it cannot be replaced, place it in milk and get to the dentist as soon as possible.
Immediate dental treatment:
The dentist will re-implant the tooth and hold it in position for about 20 minutes.
The dentist will then splint the tooth to the adjacent firm teeth, by using a bonding material.
An antibiotic, a mouthwash, and pain relief will be prescribed.
A tetanus booster injection may be advisable.
Follow up treatment:
Follow up treatment will require a root canal treatment , as the nerve and blood vessels within the tooth have been severed at the apex of the root.
The splint will be removed after the tooth has become firm again.