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Saving a Knocked Out Tooth Marietta, GA
A woman with severe dental pain at emergency dental appointment.

Dental emergencies can be quite frightening, especially when they involve direct trauma to your teeth. While a tooth needs repair if it gets cracked, chipped or broken, there are immediate steps you should take if it gets knocked out completely. In fact, time is of the essence if you want to save an avulsed (knocked out) tooth. Therefore, it is best to know these actions ahead of time.

Regardless of whether it was a bad fall or a foul ball, follow these steps to increase your chances of re-implanting a fully dislodged tooth:

Call your dentist immediately. You’ll need to let your emergency dentist know what happened and arrange for a prompt visit.

Handle the tooth with care. Don’t pick up or hold the avulsed tooth by the roots.

Rinse carefully. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it with water or milk. Avoid wiping it with a paper towel, washcloth or other item.

Keep the tooth moist. Whatever you do, don’t let the tooth dry out. The first option is to put it in your cheek. However, this may not be advisable if the emergency involves a child. In such cases, you may store it in a cup of saliva or milk. Water may be sufficient as well if milk or spit is not available.

At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we are proud to offer emergency dentistry to patients of all ages. For those that bring their knocked out tooth with them to the office, we will do everything we can to place it back in the socket for reattachment. If we think it is possible, we will splint the tooth for a period of time and then monitor its re-implantation into the underlying bone and tissues. It may take up to three or four weeks if there was not any surrounding damage. Don’t hesitate to call our Marietta team with your urgent dental issues!

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month

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What Pure Smiles Marietta Patient Says

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

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2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month