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A 15-year-old female field hockey player sustains a blow to the mouth from a hockey stick. Three front teeth are knocked out and shown in Figure 4. In addition to calling a dentist immediately, what is the next best step in management?
Place the teeth in an ice water bath.
Pour normal saline solution on the teeth and then place them in milk.
Have the player gargle with mouthwash and place the teeth in water.
Clean the teeth with a toothbrush and then reimplant them.
Clean the teeth with a toothbrush and place them on ice.
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A 16-year-old women's lacrosse player is struck in the mouth with a ball. Several of her front teeth are knocked out of the socket. An emergent dentist appointment is made. What additional steps in initial management are recommended?
Rinse the teeth in saline and place them in ice.
Scrub the roots with saline and reimplant them back in the sockets.
Rinse the teeth in saline and place them in milk.
Scrub the teeth with a brush and place them on ice.
Scrub the teeth with a brush and place them in milk.