“Save-a-Tooth®” Dramatically Increases Success Rate of Reimplanted Knocked out Teeth

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Over five million teeth are knocked out annually in the United States during sports, automobile accidents and in the home. With the use of a new scientific storage device, “Save-A-Tooth®,” over 90 percent, or 4.5 million, of these teeth can now be successfully reimplanted. Without this system, only ten percent of knocked out teeth can be successfully reimplanted since they begin to die within 15 minutes. A knocked out tooth that can’t be successfully be reimplanted translates into an average expense of $3,000 in treatment and $30,000 over a lifetime.

The Save-A-Tooth" system

“Inadequate methods of storing knocked out teeth, like milk, are the predominant methods of storing knocked out teeth that are still being recommended today. Much better, more scientific methods of storing knocked out teeth are now available. They are i

Dr. Paul Krasner, professor of endodontics at Temple University, has invented a scientifically designed six-part system, “Save-A-Tooth®”, which completely protects knocked out teeth during transport to the dentist. The dated concept of only placing knocked out teeth into a non nutritive fluid does not take into account the potential damage that can occur on the way to the dentist, which explains the dismal ten percent success rate of reimplanted teeth. Dr. Krasner stresses that it takes a systematic approach to save knocked out teeth, which Save-a-Tooth® provides.

There are countless places along the transport path to the dentist at which irreversible damage to the knocked out tooth can occur. If the storage fluid spills or the glass container shatters, the chain, only as strong as its weakest link, will be broken and failure after reimplantation becomes more likely.

Once knocked out teeth are placed into a Save-A-Tooth®, however, they are safe and protected from these harmful weak links. A parent or ambulance driver can attend to a suffering accident victim without having to worry about the knocked out tooth. In fact, once placed in a Save-A-Tooth®, knocked out teeth are safe for 24 hours.

“Being informed and prepared for a tooth being knocked out can mean the difference between a lifetime of dental problems and gigantic dental bills” says, Dr. Krasner. “Millions of teeth are knocked out every year but can be saved if people know what to do when an accident occurs,” he adds.

“The Save-A-Tooth® is not merely a better storage fluid but an entire scientific methodology that provides the maximum potential for successfully saving knocked out teeth”, Dr. Krasner explains.

Before he designed Save-A-Tooth®, Dr. Krasner realized that the reason for the poor success rate of reimplanted teeth was due to inadequate recommendations made at that time.

Thirty years ago, milk was the recommended as the best storage medium for knocked out teeth, but this is now considered by leading dental trauma experts to be an inferior method. Unfortunately, it is still being recommended despite the availability of superior methods. Milk is limited in its effectiveness because it lacks necessary nutritive factors for keeping teeth alive.

Dental research has shown that the best storage medium for knocked out teeth is a fluid called Hank’s balanced salt solution. It has the ideal concentration for tooth root cells and contains all of the metabolites and energy that knocked out teeth need to stay alive for 24 hours. This fluid, along with a cushioning, suspension and retrieval apparatus, is found in the Save-A-Tooth®.

He patented the method and is now promoting his tooth-saving product with an immense potential impact on people’s lives from a small family-run company.

Dr. Henry Rankow, a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics compares Save-A-Tooth® and knocked out teeth as similar to Ipecac and poisoning, as in both cases time really matters and states that, “homes, sports teams, hospital emergency rooms and ambulances should have a Save-A-Tooth® on hand ahead of time.”

About Phoenix-Lazerus, Inc.

Phoenix-Lazerus, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Dr. Paul Krasner. The company has been producing the Save-A-Tooth® system for the last eight years. The company counts amongst its customers many dental companies such as Henry Schein and organizations like all of the US Olympic teams, the Special Olympics and most professional sports teams including the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Eagles

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Stephan Krasner
484-362-8026
Stephankrasner(at)gmail(dot)com

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