Tooth avulsion is unique in that it is the only affliction capable of rendering a tooth completely nonviable within 1 hour. By comparison, tooth decay can take months or even years to progress to the point where the tooth is unsalvageable.
A dentist's entire career is dedicated to proactive care. Oral hygiene like brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning are staples. But so is wearing mouth guards, taking care of cavities before they require a root canal treatment, and subsequently getting a root canal treatment before the entire tooth is lost.
By promoting the use of Save-A-Tooth at the scene of the accident, you are preserving a decade of more of previous preventative care for the affected individual. Saving an avulsed tooth makes a major difference in the oral healthcare of that individual for the rest of their life.
Save-A-Tooth was designed to be easy to use. It eliminates any potential hiccup in the chain of care. It is small enough to fit in any first aid kit so it is always available when you need it. The container has simulated sockets that hold each tooth securely preventing physical damage. The outer shell removes any chance of the plastic breach if it is dropped. Most importantly, it is preloaded with a Hanks Balanced Salt solution, a medium that has been proven to provide optimum viability after treatment.
Hanks Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS)
Shock Absorbing Outer Sheath
0.7oz (20g) and 1in (38mm) in Diameter
Why Not Milk?
For ages dentists, hygienists, and the general public have suggested putting avulsed teeth in milk. The question is, why isn't milk an acceptable substitute?
1. Avulsed teeth have 1 hour to get treated or preserved before they are nonviable. Milk is not a preservative, so even with milk, the patient still only has 1 hour to get treatment. That means precious time is being wasted looking for milk and a container to hold the the tooth.
2. Only whole, cold milk that has been opened for less than 3 days is biocompatible with avulsed teeth. Using other types of milk or milk that has been opened for a week will kill cells on the periodontal ligament and reduce viability.
3. Milk is opaque. That means when a dentist tries to retrieve the tooth, the milk has to be spilled out and there is no where to place the tooth unless the dentist has a Save-A-Tooth on hand. This can do physical damage to the periodontal ligament, reducing viability.
Save-A-Tooth fixes this critical link in the chain of care. It provides a pre-packed medium that extends viability to 24 hours. It also provides a secure container that removes any chance of physical damage and allows the dentist direct access to the tooth without having to dig around.
Dental offices run very busy schedules and every moment a doctor is away from the office can affect outcomes. Thankfully there is a way to boost sales outcomes from new patients while promoting much needed education and prevention efforts for the community.
Phoenix-Lazarus can custom label Save-A-Tooth for dental offices with a logo and identifying information such as phone number or website. The dentist distributes Save-A-Tooth to local schools, hospitals, and little league teams in person while explaining how to use it and where to keep it. The practicing dentist can also host a lecture at a community event or dental club meeting.
This turns an information deficit about tooth avulsion into an advantage for dentists who understand the problem and are willing to take action. Both the community and partnering dentists will view your practice in high regards, bringing in new patients and strengthening ties to the community with just a few hours of effort and a couple hundred dollars.