SAME-DAY DENTAL EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT AVAILABLE IN WARRNAMBOOL
Knocked-Out Tooth Warrnambool
It is common — for kids, and also for adults — to be injured from playing sports, particularly contact sports.
Unfortunately, the most affected area is the face — making sports-related injuries a major link between sports and dentistry.
These injuries can range from minor chips to tooth loss.
What to Do If a Tooth is Knocked Out?
One of the most common emergencies your dentist in Warrnambool treats is a knocked-out tooth.
Compared to other dental issues, a knocked-out tooth is more severe because time plays a significant factor in treatment.
The moment you find the tooth, get to a water source and rinse the crown.
For Baby Teeth
These teeth start falling out naturally at about age 6 or 7. If a tooth is knocked out earlier by accident – leave it. Never try to put it back, as this may damage the adult tooth growing underneath.
The adult tooth will grow eventually. Give some paracetamol mixture or ibuprofen if the injured gum is sore.
If the tooth is chipped or damaged, it may need the attention of a dentist. Any chipped or cracked teeth may cause cuts inside the mouth.
For Permanent Teeth
These are most commonly knocked out in older children and adults.
If one of these teeth is knocked out, it is important that:
- It should be placed back into its socket immediately; and
- You should then see a dentist immediately to secure the tooth. This should be done within an hour of the injury.
An adult may be able to plant the tooth back into its socket.
- Do not delay this. Do not wait to see a dentist.
- If the tooth is clean, do it right away and then seek dental help.
- Handle the tooth by the crown (the shiny white part normally seen in the mouth) and not the root. The root has fragile cells needed to attach to the tooth, so try not to touch this part.
- Take care to get the tooth the right way around.
- Once replanted, get the injured person to bite gently on a clean cloth until seen by a dentist.
Knocked-Out Tooth Prevention
Follow these tips to prevent broken or knocked-out teeth:
- Wear a mouthguard when playing any contact sports or recreational activities.
- Avoid fights that may cause blows to the face.
- Avoid biting on hard foods, such as bones, stale bread, tough bagels and unpopped popcorn kernels.
- Always wear a seatbelt.
Despite what you may think or the state of your teeth, it’s never too late to see a dentist.
Most people suffering from anxiety are relieved to discover that dental treatment is not as bad as they imagined and are all too happy to continue treatment and regularly visit us after seeing and understanding the benefits of going to the dentist.
Knocked-Out Tooth in Warrnambool
Warrnambool Dental is a full-care dental office in Southwest Victoria. We offer the highest calibre dental treatment in Australia.
We offer our patients professional and affordable service in a comfortable, family-friendly environment.
We welcome patients of any age and condition and give outstanding service based on your specific dental condition, expectations, and desires.
We offer extended hours on weekdays (until 7:30) and Saturday hours from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.
Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available
Knocked-Out Tooth in Warrnambool
Call us on (03) 5562 4433 or visit us at 454A Raglan Parade in Warrnambool.
Listed below are the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients.
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How soon should I see a dentist after I lose a tooth?
Why do I need to soak the tooth in milk?
Will the tooth need any special or additional treatment?
However, resorption happens. As your body heals, it may reject even your own tooth, so it is important to follow up with your Warrnambool dentist regularly after the injury to keep track of your healing.