Being informed and prepared for a teeth being knocked out can mean the difference between a lifetime of dental problems and gigantic dental bills
Wayne, Pa (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
Over five million teeth are knocked out annually in the United States during sports, automobile accidents and in the home according to the Massachusetts Dental Association. With the use of a new scientific storage device, “Save-A-Tooth®,” over 90 percent, or ten times the number, 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 and must be placed in a nourishing medium within an hour of the accident. 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. This is what makes the Complete First Aid kit so imperative to have ahead of time.
Paul Krasner, Professor of Dentistry at Temple University, School of Dentistry, has invented a scientifically designed six-part system the, “Save-A-Tooth®”, which completely protects and nourishes knocked out teeth during transport to the dentist. “The dated concept of placing knocked out teeth into a fluid like milk does not take into account the potential damage that can occur on the way to the dentist. This explains the previous dismal ten percent success rate of reimplanted knocked out teeth, he explains.” Dr. Krasner stresses that it takes a systematic approach to save knocked out teeth, which only a 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 system 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 the lack of availability of a scientific storage device.
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 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®.
Dr. Henry Rankow, a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics compares Save-A-Tooth® and knocked out teeth with an EpiPen and allergies. 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. That’s why people should have the Complete First Aid kit at home, in their cars, sports team bags and schools.”
Phoenix-Lazerus, inc. has been manufacturing and producing the Save-A-Tooth® system since 2001 and The Complete First Aid kit since 2009. It is run by a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and the Save-A-Tooth system is the only product of its kind that has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.