Knocked-Out Tooth

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Knocked-Out Tooth Management Albury

Do you know what to do with a knocked-out tooth?

Whether it is caused by sports, an accident, or assault, it is important to know what to do and how soon you should do it.

Injuring a tooth is never fun, but good news, most teeth can be reinserted into the tooth socket if you keep the ligament alive.

Though the best choice is to see your dentist as early as possible, there are some important tips to know along the way.

Causes of a Knocked-Out Tooth

Knocked-out teeth are commonly caused by:

  • Falls
  • Fighting
  • Vehicular accidents
  • Sports trauma
  • Biting too hard on foods or objects
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Knocked-Out Tooth Prevention

Here are tips to prevent a broken or knocked-out tooth:

  • Use a custom-made mouthguard when engaging with contact sports.
  • Avoid activities that may cause blows to the face.
  • Avoid biting down on foods, such as popcorn kernels, and do not bite your nails.
  • Always wear a seatbelt when driving.

Knocked-Out Tooth: What to do?

Handle the tooth by its crown and NOT the root

Locate the tooth right away. Carefully hold the tooth and DO NOT touch its root, only its crown.

Rinse the tooth with lukewarm water

Rinse with lukewarm water.

DO NOT do the following:

  • use any chemicals or soaps
  • scrub or let the tooth dry up
  • wrap the tooth with tissue or cloth

Reimplant the tooth in the socket

If a permanent tooth is knocked out, reimplant the tooth quickly. Gently push the tooth into its socket, or place it above its socket and close your mouth gently. Keep it in place with your fingers or by gently biting down.

Keep the tooth wet at all times

The tooth must be moist at all times, either in your mouth or in a container.

Knocked-Out Tooth Management in Albury

If you have a knocked-out tooth, contact your Albury dentist as soon as possible so we can treat the problem and prevent damage or infection.

In case of an emergency, call your Albury dentist right away.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Albury

Please call or visit our Albury office right away. Get in touch via our online booking form.

Give us a call on (02) 6021 4171 for more information. Book your appointment online.

We are located at 525 Wilson St in Albury.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I see a dentist after I lose a tooth?
Getting to your Albury dentist within 30 minutes can make the difference between saving or losing your tooth.
Why do I need to submerge the tooth in milk?
Milk is best for soaking avulsed teeth since the cells from the tooth root don’t swell up and burst like they do when soaked in water.
Will the tooth need any special treatment?

The type of injury, how fast you received treatment, what type of treatment was performed, and how your body responds to the treatment are the important factors in the tooth’s long-term wellness.

However, resorption occurs. As your body heals, it may reject even your own tooth. It is important to follow up with your Albury dentist regularly after the injury to keep track of your healing.