can happen anytime, anywhere. A
running child falls face first onto the sidewalk, a swimmer hits the
bottom of a pool, a child collides head-to-head on the playing
field or a
baseball bat swings into a playerís front teeth.
As school nurse, health professional or parent what would you do first? Who would you call? Can
the knocked-out tooth be saved?
reveal that nearly 5 million teeth will be accidentally knocked out (avulsed)
this year, and this could happen at your school, home or sporting event.
The length of time before a tooth is reimplanted and how
it is transported to the dentist are crucial in successfully saving and
reimplanting the tooth.
have provided many schools in our community with Save-A-Tooth Emergency Tooth
Preserving System~. This product
and EMT Tooth Saver will protect, nourish and revive knocked-out teeth and ensures successful
reimplantation by us or your dentist up to 90% of the time.
And itís simple to use in an emergency.
a container of Hanks Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS), which can be
purchased by the trade name 3M Save-a-Tooth or EMT Tooth Saver. This
tooth saving system contains a rejuvenating fluid in a small, sterile cup that
nourishes and revives the cells of a knocked-out tooth
the knocked out tooth from the two primary causes of
replanted tooth loss:
until we can reimplant
it. A scientifically
engineered plastic net inside the cup holds the tooth suspended in preserving fluid and protects delicate tooth
tissues from being crushed
and reconstitutes tooth cells.
Save-A-Tooth is recommended by dentists, Clinical Research
Associates, and the Emergency Research Council Institute. It has
been evaluated by leading independent dental and medical product
testing laboratories. Save-A-Tooth follows the American Dental
Association recommended guidelines for tooth preserving and
emergency storage. It is the only patented tooth preservation
system approved by the American Dental Association,
further information (Emergency Dental Tips)
on preventing playground-related mouth injuries please read
the materials we have furnished at this site to help you provide the best
possible dental health care for students or family.
We care about children!
may purchase this kit through Smart Practice.
protect a knocked-out tooth from cell damage and
dehydration. By suspending it in a pH-balanced cell culture
fluid a tooth can be safely stored up to 24 hours until
replantation. This allows other more serious injuries to be
treated first and expands the window of time to perform the
preferred option -
saving the natural tooth.