Knocked Out Tooth

Golden Square Dental | Knocked Out Tooth | Dentist Golden Square Your teeth are not excused from the risks caused by your active lifestyle. Even with utmost care, our teeth can still suffer from dental emergencies.

A knocked out tooth, for instance, needs you to be quick and careful to prevent further damage.

In times like this, your trusted partner in Golden Square Dental can help you. Our team of expert dentists and staff are trained to deal with these situations. We strive to provide a Same Day Emergency Appointment to cater to all your dental needs.

What Causes Knocked Out Tooth? 

A knocked-out, or avulsed, tooth can happen to anyone and can happen instantly. The following are common causes of knocked out teeth:

  • Accidental falls
  • Sports activities
  • Car accidents
  • Work-related trauma

First Aid Steps

The first thing to remember for this dental emergency is the 30-minute critical time. The chances of your knocked out tooth being re-implanted depends largely on the severity of the damage and the how quickly you respond.

Another important thing to consider is that the first aid steps for a knocked out permanent tooth are different from those for a knocked out baby tooth.

Around 12-13 years old, most people will have all of their permanent tooth. The third molars will erupt around 17-25 years old. Prior to those ages, re-implantation of a knocked out baby tooth should only be handled by your dentist lest you accidentally damage the developing permanent tooth underneath.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

  • Secure the tooth immediately.
  • Pick it up by the crown and do not touch the root.
  • If the tooth is dirty, gently wash it in a bowl of lukewarm water for no more than 10 seconds. Do not scrub or rub the tooth. If it’s not dirty, do not do anything to it.
  • Try to reinsert the tooth into place by biting down gently into a clean piece of material.
  • If you cannot reinsert it, soak the tooth in milk, saline, or your saliva.
  • Go to your dentist immediately.

Knocked Out Baby Tooth 

  • Secure the tooth immediately.
  • Pick it up by the crown and do not touch the root.
  • If the tooth is dirty, gently wash it in a bowl of lukewarm water for no more than 10 seconds. Do not scrub or rub the tooth. If it’s not dirty, do not do anything to it.
  • Soak it in milk, saline, or saliva.
  • Rinse your child’s mouth and press a cold compress on the cheek if there is swelling.
  • Go to your dentist immediately.

Treatment At Golden Square Dental

If the tooth has been reinserted, your dentist will check if it is properly positioned through an X-ray. If not, your dentist will reinsert it properly by numbing the area first.

To keep the reinserted tooth in place, your dentist might use a splinting technique that will have to stay in place for days to weeks.

Same Day Emergency Appointment Usually Available!

Golden Square Dental, your trusted local dentist in Golden Square, solves dental emergencies for you and your loved ones. Stop the pain and visit your local dentist today!

Call us at (03) 5443 0063 or request your dental emergency appointment.