If you have partially dislodged a tooth, then you will need to come and see us as soon as possible. With the correct care, we can often replant the tooth and will repair it if necessary. Extruded teeth may become loose, or a knock could have forced the tooth deeper into the gum tissues.
What Should I Do Immediately After Dislodging a Tooth?
You can probably feel the tooth is loose, but please try to avoid wiggling it around with your tongue or finger. This could cause the tooth to loosen even more. If you are in pain, take an over-the-counter painkiller and use a cold compress on the outside of your face to relieve swelling.
How Will a Dentist Save an Extruded Tooth?
Our dentist will closely examine the tooth to assess the damage to the surrounding tissues and to see if the nerves and blood supply are still intact. If they are, then saving the tooth is often straightforward. After thoroughly cleaning the tooth, it can be repositioned and will be held in place with a splint until it has stabilised. If the blood supply is not intact, then root canal treatment might be necessary as infection can set in when the nerves have become damaged.
Please don’t delay if you partially dislodge a tooth as our caring team is here to help you. Contact us immediately on (07) 5442 2136 or visit our practice. Woombye Dental is conveniently located at 31 Blackall Street, Woombye QLD 4559.