Knocked Out Tooth
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Every minute is important when a tooth is out of its socket; its survival chance is decreased as the clock ticks.
Do not place a knocked-out temporary tooth back in its socket, for it will affect the growth of the developing tooth underneath the gum.
First Aid Measures for Knocked Out Tooth
Read the following tooth-saving steps that take you and your tooth from the time it comes out until you reach dentist attention:
Hold the tooth by the chewing surface NOT the root
Secure the tooth as soon as possible. Pick up the tooth carefully and do not touch the root, only the crown.
Rinse the tooth with water
Use water to rinse off any dirt. Do not use soap or any chemicals. Don’t scrub or let the tooth dry up, and don’t wrap the tooth with a tissue or a clean piece of clothe.
Reimplant the tooth in the socket if possible
If a permanent tooth is avulsed, quickly reimplant the tooth to its socket. Gently push it in with your fingers or place it above the socket and close your mouth slowly. Keep the tooth in place with your fingers or by biting down on it.
Keep the tooth wet at all times
The tooth must stay wet all the time, either in your mouth or another container. If it can’t be replaced in the socket, put it in milk, or tuck it in your mouth next to your cheek. Don’t use regular tap water.
See your Norlane dentist within 30 minutes of the injury
Bring the tooth to your emergency appointment. It’s best to go to your Norlane dentist within 30 minutes of the accident. However, a tooth can still be saved even if it has been outside the mouth for an hour or more.
Same Day Dental Emergency at Norlane Dental Surgery
Norlane Dental Surgery is your trusted and experienced dentist, providing same-day care for you and your loved ones in Norlane and the surrounding areas.
If you have a dental emergency, contact us immediately so we can treat the problem immediately and prevent further damage or infection.
For dental emergency care in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or visit us at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.
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