A missing tooth is a nemesis to a dazzling smile. Nobody wants to smile if they are missing a tooth, even more so if it is a front tooth.
Unfortunately, unforseen circumstances may leave us with a knocked out tooth. Don’t lose hope if this happens.
At Forster Dental Centre, our emergency services include treating knocked out teeth. We have same day emergency appointments available so we can attend to you as soon as possible.
First Aid Steps
Before we get to the first aid steps, it is important to understand the following:
- The first 30 minutes are crucial. How you deal with the emergency within these minutes can greatly affect the success of re-implantation.
- The steps in handling a knocked permanent tooth and baby tooth are different. You can re-insert a permanent tooth on your own. For a baby tooth, only a dentist should re-implant it, otherwise you may damage the developing permanent tooth underneath.
- A missing tooth can cause bite problems and speech function difficulties among other issues. Premature shedding of primary tooth is also harmful since the tooth serves as the guide through which the permanent tooth will erupt.
To deal with a knocked out tooth here’s what to do:
- Secure the avulsed tooth. Pick it up by the crown and do not touch the root.
- If the tooth is dirty, gently rinse it with clean water for no more than 10 seconds. Do not scrape.
- Reinsert and bite down gently on a piece of cloth to keep it in place.
- For baby tooth, after securing the tooth, soak it in a bowl of milk, saliva, or saline solution on your way to the dentist.
- Go to your dentist within 30 minutes of the injury.
Tooth Replacement Options
For unsuccessful re-implantation, Forster Dental Centre offers tooth replacement options. Our restorative devices are made of durable materials to effectively take on your teeth’s day-to-day functions. Our tooth replacement options include dental implants, dental crowns, and dental bridges.
Your dentist will help you choose the best for your situation.
Same-day Dental Emergency Care at Forster Dental Centre
A dental emergency requires a skilled team to help you eliminate pain and danger as soon as possible. We have same day emergency appointments for dental emergencies.
Forster Dental Centre provides comprehensive dental services for families in Forster, Tuncurry, Great Lakes region, Pacific Palms, Smiths Lake, Coomba Park, Failford, Hallidays Point, Old Bar, Taree, Manning Point, Nabiac, Gloucester, and Wingham. You could say we are happy to provide quality dental care from Bulahdelah to Harrington and everywhere in between!