How Does It Work?
Saving knocked out teeth is easier than you think! Learn the fast, simple steps and be prepared.
What common student injury has the lowest recovery rate?
A knocked out tooth.
Students at your school depend on you to be prepared for everything. Yetthousands of kids have teeth get knocked out every year — over 5 million of them! — so being prepared can be the difference between saving a child’s tooth and losing it permanently.
Sadly, children have a horrific 9 in 10 tooth re-implantation failure rate when they suffer a mouth injury at school — due in no small part to how the knocked-out teeth are handled by adults.
Why? Because there’s less than 15 minutes to act before the tooth begins to die, and is permanently lost.
So how do you preserve the tooth so that a dentist or emergency room can correctly re-implant it? Save-A-Tooth® preserves and nurtures the tooth in an assembly that extends its viable life from 15 minutes to 24 hours. Plenty of time to call the parents and work with them to get to a dental professional for re-implantation. And if you oversee more than one school, the Save-a-Tooth® is so easy that anyone can use it to save a knocked-out tooth while you’re away.
Save-A-Tooth® gives you your best chance to save that tooth
Best of all, teeth handled with Save-A-Tooth® are successfully re-implanted 90% of the time.
Compare that to teeth treated with techniques like “put the tooth in milk” or “wrap it in wet tissue paper” or other common wive’s tales some of which have shocking “success” rates as low as 10%. Those not only don’t save the tooth, they actually make the problem worse by accelerating cell death!
The two biggest threats to a knocked-out tooth
The trick to saving a tooth is knowing the two biggest threats to its life span once it leaves the mouth:
- Starvation – the tooth is a living part of a human body, and as such needs nutrients for its cells to remain alive. After 15 minutes, cell death begins and tooth death is virtually certain within the hour.
- Human Handling — the cells responsible for re-bonding with the mouth are incredibly sensitive to any sort of pressure, and die easily under even the most careful of human handling, or in being knocked about in a container on the way to the dentist.
How Save-A-Tooth® actually saves teeth
Save-A-Tooth® solves both problems with its easy-to-use patented system for preserving teeth long enough for you to get the child (and his tooth) to a dentist, where a professional can handle the delicate re-implantation. With Save-A-Tooth®, the tooth is protected by:
- a specialized solution that provides needed nutrients to the tooth cells and maintains cell pressure balance, keeping the tooth alive for up to 24 hours
- a patented carrying case suspends and cradles the tooth in this solution during transportation, eliminating human touch and rough handling in transport.
And Save-A-Tooth® is incredibly inexpensive and easily stores for up to 2 years as part of your school’s first aid kits.
If it’s good enough for other schools, why doesn’t yours have one?
Save-A-Tooth® is so successful at saving teeth, that it’s required medical equipment at hundreds of schools and day care centers. Is your school one of them? If not, maybe it should be — or at least you’ll want to make one available at your school regardless of what’s “required”.