Knocked Out Tooth

A Plus Dental | Knocked Out Tooth | Dentist CampbelltownNo matter how much we care for our teeth, there are certain to be times when we find ourselves in situations that compromise them. Even in the comfort of our own homes, we are vulnerable to dental emergencies.

One dental emergency that can strike anyone is a knocked out tooth. Painful and sometimes involves a lot of blood, a knocked out tooth is a serious dental emergency that needs a calm reserve and urgency to handle.

A Plus Dental attends to all your dental emergencies. We strive to provide immediate care to stop the pain and prevent your dental emergency from developing into more serious dental issues. At A Plus Dental a same day dental emergency appointment is guaranteed for you and your loved ones in Campbelltown.

Important Things To Remember

A knocked out tooth can often be re-implanted if the emergency is handled properly. There are important things to remember in handling this dental emergency.

First. You should visit your dentist within 30 minutes of the injury.

Second. Do not touch the root of the tooth.

Third. If it is a knocked out baby tooth, never attempt to reinsert the tooth, as this can damage the developing permanent tooth underneath.

Remember, urgency and care are crucial to your knocked out tooth’s chances of re-implantation.

First Aid Steps

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

  • Locate and secure the tooth.
  • Hold it by the crown and not the root.
  • Wash the tooth gently in a bowl of lukewarm water for no more than 10 seconds, if the tooth is dirty. Otherwise do not do anything.
  • Reinsert the tooth in place and gently bite down on a clean piece of material to keep it in place.
  • If that is unsuccessful, soak the tooth in milk, saline solution, or your saliva until your visit to your dentist.

Knocked Out Baby Tooth 

  • Locate and secure the tooth.
  • Hold it by the crown and not on the root.
  • Wash the tooth gently in a bowl of lukewarm water for no more than 10 seconds, if the tooth is dirty. Otherwise do not do anything.
  • Do not attempt to reinsert the tooth.
  • Soak the tooth in milk, saline solution, or saliva.
  • Rinse your child’s mouth and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and blood flow.
  • Visit your dentist immediately.

Most children have their full set of permanent teeth by 12 to 13 years old. If you are unsure if the knocked out tooth is permanent or not, best let your dentist handle the re-implantation.

Treatment at A Plus Dental

If the tooth is reinserted, your dentist will check if it is properly positioned by taking an X-ray. If it isn’t, your dentist will correct and reinsert it, numbing the area first to make the process painless.

A splinting technique is often employed to keep the tooth in place. This may stay for days to weeks depending on the severity of the damage.

Your recovery will be monitored to ensure that your tooth is back to normal and infection does not develop.

Same-day Dental Emergency Care at A Plus Dental

A Plus Dental is your trusted and experienced emergency dentist in Campbelltown, providing same-day care for you and your loved ones. If you have a dental emergency, contact us as soon as possible so we can treat the problem immediately and prevent further damage or infection.

Our clinic is open from Monday to Saturday to cater to all your basic dental needs and emergency appointments.

Call us at (02) 4627 3833 or simply book your appointment online!