After our accident last week, I asked Vario customer Dr. Lou Stylos of Chelmsford, MA to give us a quick 411 on what to do if our kids (or anyone) have a similar emergency. You see, one of the shocking things to me was the number of people who heard my story and said “I wouldn’t know what to do…” Well, now you do. I suggest printing this and taping it inside a kitchen cabinet next to your other medical emergency information (you have that right?).
KNOCKED OUT PERMANENT TOOTHHold the tooth by the top (crown), not the root portion. You may rinse the tooth, but DO NOT clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Try to reinsert it in its socket. Have the child hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean gauze or cloth. If you can not reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing milk or water. See a dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.
Louis Stylos, D.M.D.
“You’re never fully dressed without a smile.”
Thanks Dr. Lou!