Knocked Out Tooth

The Glenroy Dental Group | Knocked Out Tooth | Dentist Glenroy A knocked out tooth, or an avulsed tooth, is one of the most painful dental emergencies. If you or your child accidentally knocks out a tooth, it is important to remain calm and act quickly. Your tooth’s chances of re-implantation lie within the first few minutes of the injury and how you handle it.

The Glenroy Dental Group offers same-day emergency appointment for your dental emergencies. Our team is fully trained and equipped to handle a dental emergency such as a knocked out tooth.

Causes And Effects

Your tooth can be knocked out because of almost anything. These reasons can be categorised to:

  • Sports accidents
  • Work accidents
  • Vehicular accidents
  • Falling or a strong blow to the face

If unattended, the gap left by the knocked out tooth can have negative effects on your oral health such as:

  • Chewing difficulty
  • Bite position/capacity changes
  • Affects face and smile aesthetics
  • Remaining teeth shift out of position
  • Bone loss

What To Do

#1. Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

In case of a knocked out permanent tooth, here’s what you can do:

  • Secure the tooth right away. Pick it up by the crown and do not touch the root.
  • If the tooth is dirty, wash it in clean water for no more than 10 seconds. Do not scrub, brush, or scrape.
  • Reinsert the tooth into position and bite down gently on a clean piece of cloth to support it.
  • Go to your dentist within 30 minutes of the accident.

#2. Knocked Out Baby Tooth

In case of a knocked out baby tooth, here’s what you can do:

  • Secure the tooth right away. Pick it up by the crown and do not touch the root.
  • If the tooth is dirty, wash it in clean water for no more than 10 seconds. Do not scrub, brush, or scrape.
  • Do not reinsert the tooth yourself. Let your dentist handle reinsertion to avoid damage to the developing permanent tooth underneath.
  • Soak the tooth in milk, saline solution, or saliva on your way to the dentist.
  • Go to your dentist within 30 minutes of the accident.

Re-Implantation At The Glenroy Dental Group

If the tooth was reinserted, your Glenroy dentist will use and X-ray to check if it is properly positioned. Your bite capacity and other similar functions will also be checked.

If the tooth has to be re-implanted, your dentist will numb the area to make the procedure painless. A splinting technique may be used to keep the tooth in position. Other methods might also be employed depending on the severity of the damage.

The Glenroy Dental Group – Your Trusted Emergency Dentist In Glenroy

Dental emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. The Glenroy Dental Group provides quick and efficient care during dental emergencies for you and your loved ones in Glenroy.

Rest assured that we attend to your needs immediately so you can say goodbye to pain and inconvenience as soon as possible.

Same day emergency appointment guaranteed!

Call us on (03) 9306 6511 or book your emergency appointment online!

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