Knocked Out Tooth

Has a tooth been knocked from the mouth? Avenue Dental offers a same day emergency guarantee at our Caloundra, Kawana, Maroochydore, Bli Bli, North Lakes and Baringa dental practices if you call before 10am.

Knocking out an adult tooth requires immediate action. Try the instructions below and see a dentist within 1 hour. If you can get treatment within an hour the treatment outcome is greatly improved.

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What to do if you’ve knocked out an adult tooth

If you can find the tooth handle it by the shiny white crown and avoid touching the root. If it’s dirty, wash it under water for less than 10 seconds and if feasible, gently press the tooth back into its original place in the mouth. You can then very gently bite on a towel to hold it in place until you can see a dentist. If you can’t replace the tooth there and then, store the tooth in milk (not water) and immediately get to a dentist. If you don’t have any milk you can suck the tooth inside your mouth between the back teeth and cheek (don’t swallow it!) or keep it in a zip-lock plastic bag. Don’t let the tooth dry out. Time is critical.

Call Avenue Dental Caloundra, Kawana, Maroochydore, Bli Bli, North Lakes and Baringa immediately, explain the situation and ask for an emergency appointment.

What to do if your child has knocked out a baby tooth

Comfort the child. Find the tooth if you can. Do not try replace a baby tooth in its place in the mouth. Trying to re-implant a baby tooth into the socket could cause permanent damage to the developing adult tooth. Go to a dentist so that they can see whether there’s any other damage to lips, gums or the permanent teeth. The dentist will not re-implant the baby tooth.

Call Avenue Dental Caloundra, Kawana, Maroochydore, Bli Bli, North Lakes and Baringa. before 10am to be seen that day.

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