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Knocked Out Tooth

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Knocked-Out Tooth Norlane Geelong

It’s common for a tooth to be knocked out from accidents, fights, sports injuries, or extreme play. A strong blow to a tooth often can dislodge it. Failure to take quick action can result in loss of the tooth.

If a permanent tooth is avulsed, there is a high chance that it will survive if it is reattached to its socket.

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.

Knocked-Out Tooth in Norlane Geelong

Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants 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.

Knocked-Out Tooth in Norlane Geelong

For dental emergency care in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or visit us at 21 Princes Highway in Norlane.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you put a tooth back in after its been knocked out?
Yes, it is possible to save, knocked-out teeth, known as avulsed teeth.A knocked out tooth is something to take seriously. If you do not preserve this tooth in the proper manner, your dentist will find it is difficult or even impossible to place it back in your mouth.
Why put a tooth in milk when it falls out?
Milk is a good medium for storing knocked out teeth because cells from the root surface do not swell up and burst as they do when submerged in water.
Can you save a tooth that has come out?
If your permanent tooth is knocked out, your Norlane dentist may be able to save it, most especially if you get to the office within 30 minutes of the emergency.

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