Knocked-Out Tooth

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More than five million teeth are knocked out yearly, but whether it’s due to an injury or accident, it doesn’t mean the tooth is lost for good.

Proper emergency methods can save the tooth so that it can be replanted successfully and last for years to come.

A tooth can be knocked out by a strong blow to the mouth, or an accident involving the face. This can happen while playing contact sports.

The tooth can be reimplanted in the socket successfully, if you take the right action as soon as possible.

At Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge, we give tips on how to deal with a knocked-out tooth, whether it’s a baby or an adult tooth.

Read on to learn more.

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What to do

If you knock out a tooth, here’s what you can do:

  • Find the tooth
  • Hold it by the crown
  • If it’s dirty, rinse it in water
  • If it’s an adult tooth, put it back into position; never try to re-insert a baby tooth
  • Bite on a clean gauze or cloth to secure the tooth in place
  • See your Kellyville Ridge dentist immediately

If you can’t reimplant the tooth, put it in milk and see your dentist straight away.

The earlier a knocked-out tooth is reimplanted, the more likely it is to attach itself back into the gum.

If your child knocks out a baby tooth, don’t try to reimplant it. You may damage the adult tooth developing underneath. Take your child to see your dentist immediately.

What your dentist can do

If you reimplanted the tooth, your Kellyville Ridge dentist will check if it’s in the right place, and move it if needed.

If you brought the tooth in milk or saliva, your dentist will clean it and reimplant.

Your dentist will fix the tooth to the teeth either side of it to hold it in place.

You’ll probably need to return after a couple of weeks to have the splint removed.

If you cannot locate the tooth or the dentist isn’t able to save it, it can be replaced with a false tooth.

Preventing a Knocked-Out Tooth

Wearing a sports mouthguard can prevent a great number of injuries by cushioning the teeth and providing a shield between teeth and lips.

Sports, where mouthguards should be worn, include basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball, in-line skating, skateboarding, martial arts, boxing, hockey, and mountain biking.

Local sporting goods stores offer several models. You can also talk to your Kellyville Ridge dentist about a custom-made model.

Knocked-Out Tooth Management at Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge

During dental emergencies, your dentist should be the first one you contact! Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge believes in bringing smiles no matter what.

Dental emergencies need to be taken seriously and handled carefully. We understand that and are ready to deal with any dental emergency that may happen, within or outside our working hours.

Kellyville Ridge dentist also serves the local communities in KellyvilleNorth KellyvilleBeaumont HillsRouse HillSchofieldsThe PondsStanhope GardensParkleaGlenwood and Lalor Park.

Same Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available!

Call us on (02) 8889 1588 immediately. We will attend to you with utmost urgency and care.

We are located at G4/8 Merriville Rd in Kellyville Ridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm bleeding, what can I do?
Don’t panic. Get a clean cloth and fold it, hold it over the socket, and bite down. Keep your jaws together and apply pressure. Don’t take any medication containing aspirin. This can worsen the bleeding. Do not apply clove oil to the affected area.
How do I reimplant the tooth?
Accordion ContentHold the tooth by its crown and put it back into the socket firmly. Bite on a clean cloth for about 15 to 20 minutes. Visit your Kellyville Ridge dentist as soon as possible.
What should I do if I haven't got the tooth?
If you are unable to locate the tooth, you may have swallowed it. If you suspect you have swallowed or inhaled it, you may need an X-ray to be sure of this.

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Contact Info

Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge

Address: G4/8 Merriville Rd, Kellyville Ridge, NSW 2155

Phone: (02) 8889 1588

Email: info@dentalcube.com.au

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Location

Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge is located near Beaumont Hills, oposite of Ettamogah Hotel and minutes away from Kellyville Ridge Public School and Connor Greasby Park.

Kellyville Ridge dentist also serving local communities in Kellyville, Kings Langley, North Kellyville, Beaumont Hills, Rouse Hill, Schofields, The Ponds, Stanhope Gardens, Parklea, Glenwood and Lalor Park.