If you have knocked out a tooth, then you need to act quickly. Sometimes it is possible to re-insert it within the first half an hour to an hour after the accident.
What Should I Do If I Knock Out a Tooth?
Pick up the tooth, holding it by the crown (the part you normally see in the mouth). Carefully rinse the tooth root, but don’t scrub away any fragments of tissue. If you can, re-insert the tooth making sure it is facing the right way round. Bite down gently on a clean tissue or hold the tooth in place with a clean finger until you can get to Woombye Dental. If you can’t get the tooth back in its socket, then don’t force it. Instead, place it in a small container with a little milk or a saline solution. Alternatively use plain water with a pinch of salt.
What Should I Do If My Child Knocks out a Tooth?
If the tooth is permanent, then please follow the advice above. If it is a primary or milk tooth, then please don’t try to re-insert it as this could damage the adult tooth underneath. In both occasions, please bring your child in to see us as soon as you can.
Please contact Woombye Dental immediately if you knock out a tooth and let us take care of you. Call us on (07) 5442 2136 or come and see us. Our dental practice is at 31 Blackall Street, Woombye QLD 4559.