Knocked Out Tooth
It’s not uncommon for a tooth to be knocked out because of accidents, fights, sports injuries, or rough play.
A sharp blow to a tooth often can be enough to dislodge it or shear it off.
Failure to take immediate action can result in the loss of the tooth.
Visit your Doncaster East dentist quickly!
Review the following tooth-saving steps that take you and your tooth from the time it falls out until you reach medical support:
Pick the tooth by the crown NOT the root
Secure the tooth immediately. Hold the tooth carefully when you pick it up, and never touch the root of the tooth, only the crown.
Gently rinse the tooth with water
Use only water to gently rinse off any dirt. Do not use soap or chemicals. Don’t scrub or dry the tooth, and don’t wrap the tooth in a tissue or cloth.
If possible, reposition the tooth in the socket immediately
If a permanent tooth is lost, attempt to put the tooth back into its socket immediately.
Push it in with your fingers gently, by handling the crown, or position it above the socket and close your mouth slowly.
Handle the tooth in place with your fingers or by gently biting down on it.
Keep the tooth moist at all times
The tooth must stay wet at all times, either in your mouth or another container. If it can’t be replaced in the socket, put it in milk, or tuck it in your mouth next to your cheek. Don’t use regular tap water.
See your Doncaster East dentist within 30 minutes of the injury
Bring the tooth with you to your emergency appointment. It’s best toyou’re your Doncaster East dentist within 30 minutes.
However, it is possible to save a tooth even if it has been outside the mouth for an hour or more.
Wearing a sports mouthguard can prevent a great number of injuries by cushioning the teeth and providing a cushion between the teeth and lips.
Sports including soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, in-line skating, skateboarding, martial arts, boxing, hockey, and mountain biking require wearing mouthguards.
You can talk to your Doncaster East dentist about custom-made mouthguards.
Dental Emergency Care by your Doncaster East Dentist
DonEast Supreme Dental is your trusted dentist for your dental care needs, including dental emergencies. We provide quick and efficient care so you can be free from pain as soon as possible.
At DonEast Supreme Dental, we take care of your oral health and your smile.
Same day dental emergency appointment guaranteed!
Doncaster East dentist also serves local communities in Templestowe, Balwyn North, Doncaster, Doncaster Heights, Donvale, Mont Albert North, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Kerrimuir, Blackburn North, Forest Hill, Nunawading, and Brentford Square.
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- Offer payment plan such as Dentacare and Mysmileplan
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for Bupa (Platinum), NIB and CBHS
We are located near Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and offer on site parking for our patients.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)