COVID-19: Office Updates

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

How to Save Your Knock Out Tooth

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry
How to Save Your Knock Out ToothIt is common for kids and adults to lose their teeth during sports. Most athletes have their teeth knocked out in numerous ways, but they know how to preserve it, that's why they always have a lustrous smile. You might not know this, but your tooth can be completely restored. If it gets chipped, take it to a dentist, and it will be repaired. Moreover, there are other ways to save your knock-out tooth, but you have to act fast.

What to Do When Your Tooth is Knocked Out

If you knock out your tooth as an adult, hold it by the crown and not by its root. Rinse it with cold water for not more than 10 seconds and put it back in its place, but if it doesn't don't fight it. Put in milk or your saliva. It helps the teeth stay in good health until you reach the dentist. If it's a baby's tooth, don't try to put it back in because you might damage the tooth underneath.

What a Dentist Will Do In Case of a Knocked-Out Tooth

If you have put your tooth back in place – bravo! The dentist will check if it's in the right place and not in contact with other teeth. If you bring your tooth back in milk or saliva, the dentist can put it back in. However, if you lost your tooth, then there is no going back. You can only opt for a false tooth procedure, where a dentist will implant an artificial tooth in place of the missing one.

No matter what time of the day it is, you should always make haste to the dentist in case of a knocked-out tooth. If you want an expert dentist on your case, you can visit [[[CLIENTEX:DOCNAME1]] by dialing (803) 794-2273.

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