In most cases, dental injuries happen to children, but adults can also suffer from oral or dental injuries as a result of sports or road accidents. These injuries aren’t always recognizable after a significant impact or pressure on the tooth. For medical and legal reasons, it is necessary to be seen by a dentist after an injury – some negative effects of the trauma, such as hairline fractures or late infections due to loss of tooth vitality can sometimes only be identified after a significant time. That’s the reason why the full extent of the damage can require lifelong recall and therapy. Especially with third-party involvement, correct documentation and notification of both police and insurance are of absolute importance.
In the case of a knocked out tooth, the following applies:
Search for the tooth (part),
Only touch the tooth at the crown (not at the root)
Never store a knocked-out tooth in a dry place! It is best to keep the tooth moist with:
Dentosafe dental rescue box (special nutrient solution, usually available in schools/pharmacies)