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First Aid Dos and Don’ts

Apr 09 2015

Here’s some good information from CBS’ The Doctors (4/7) segment on first aid “dos and don’ts” offered patient advice on what to do if a tooth is dislodged.
http://www.thedoctorstv.com/videos/first-aid-dos-and-don’ts
Several first aid situations are discussed in the video.  When a tooth has been knocked out, it should not be washed or put in any alcohol or peroxide solution. Instead, patients should place the tooth in a container with a small amount of their own saliva or milk. Moreover, during the segment host Dr. Travis Stork advised patients to “get to your dentist as soon as possible, because that tooth could literally be re-implanted and potentially survive if you do the right thing with it.”

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