Save-A-Tooth® for School Nurses
You Can Prepare For Knocked Out Teeth
Students at your school depend on you to be prepared for everything. Millions of kids get teeth knocked out every year. Having Save-A-Tooth on hand can be the difference between saving a child’s tooth and losing it permanently.
Sadly, 9 in 10 kids will lose their teeth in an accident involving a tooth avulsion. How teeth are handled immediately following an accident can mean the difference between failure and success.
There’s less than 15 minutes to act before the teeth begin to die, and within 1 hour the injury can become permanent without proper treatment.
Save-A-Tooth is the easiest way to stay prepared. Save-A-Tooth can be used by auxilliary staff, does not require special storage, and is less expensive than any other method including milk. Just place the knocked out tooth in Save-A-Tooth and the teeth stay protected for 24 hours.
Save-A-Tooth® Makes Saving Knocked Out Teeth Easy!
1. Get Save-A-Tooth from your first aid kit. 2. Pick up the tooth by the enamel and place inside Save-A-Tooth. 3. Call the Parents.
Save-A-Tooth® Is Good For You And The Parents
When teeth are preserved using Save-A-Tooth all of the pressure of the moment is gone. Once the tooth is safely inside Save-A-Tooth you can provide nominal care to the socket using gauze and call the parents. That's it, your job is complete.
Even better, parents are not restricted by time constraints and can have the time they need to take the child to their own dentist rather than sitting in an emergency room.
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.
Milk & Saliva Are Not Standards Of Care
Saliva - Saliva has been shown to cause damage to the cells on the root of the tooth. It has an incompatable pH and it has no storage container of its own, so there is no way to prevent scraping or physical cell crushing. This is why the "Tongue in Cheeck" method is so bad. The teeth scrape the tooth severely or the child can swallow the tooth accidentally.
Milk - Is complicated. It can only be whole milk that is purchased that day in order to prevent the milk from harming the tooth. Skim milk, milk alternatives (almond, soy), and powdered milk do not have the correct PH and will kill the cells. Furthermore, becuase milk does not have an appropriate container for tooth storage, fishing the tooth out of the milk by the dentist and scraping along the bottom, can cause even more damage.
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