Smiles Nambour | Knocked Out Tooth | Dentist NambourA knocked out or avulsed tooth is one of the most serious dental emergencies. It is painful and needs quick attention to save the tooth.

If you or your loved ones tooth is accidentally knocked out, do not hesitate to call your Smiles Nambour dentist. Smiles Nambour offers quick and efficient care for your dental emergencies, particularly knocked out teeth.

Knocked Out Tooth: Causes And Effects

A knocked out tooth can be caused by almost anything. The causes can be generally summarised to:

  • Sports related accidents
  • Vehicular accidents
  • Work related accidents
  • Falling or a strong blow to the face

It is important to be aware of the negative effects of a knocked out tooth that is not reinserted or treated. The gap left by the avulsed tooth means so much more than a hole that flaws your smile. It can have negative effects including:

  • Bite position/capacity changes
  • Chewing difficulty
  • Remaining teeth shifts out of position
  • Bone loss
  • Affects face and smile aesthetics

What To Do

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

  • Locate and secure the tooth immediately. Pick it up by the crown and do not touch the root.
  • Rinse the tooth in clean water for no more than 10 seconds, and only if it is dirty. Do not brush, scrub, or scrape.
  • Reinsert the tooth in place and bite down gently on a clean piece of cloth.
  • Go to your dentist within 30 minutes of the injury.

Knocked Out Baby Tooth

  • Locate and secure the tooth immediately. Pick it up by the crown and do not touch the root.
  • Rinse the tooth in clean water for no more than 10 seconds, only if it is dirty. Do not brush, scrub, or scrape.
  • Do not reinsert a baby tooth yourself as this can damage the permanent tooth developing underneath. Let your dentist handle the re-implantation.
  • Soak the tooth in milk, saliva, or saline solution on your way to the dentist.
  • Go to your dentist within 30 minutes of the injury.

Re-Implantation At Smiles Nambour

Your dentist will first check the severity of the damage. If the tooth is reinserted, your dentist will check if it is properly positioned through X-rays. Your bite capacity and other similar functions of the tooth will also be examined to make sure that the reinserted tooth is properly back in place.

The dentist may use a splint to hold the tooth in place. This could stay in place for days to weeks depending on your dentist’s assessment. Other treatments may also be employed depending on the severity of the damage.

Your recovery will be closely monitored to make sure that your tooth is back to normal and infection does not develop.

Dental Emergency Care By Your Sunshine Coast Dentist In The Nambour Region

Smiles Nambour is your trusted dentist for dental needs including dental emergencies. We offer quick and efficient care so you can be free from pain as soon as possible.

At Smiles Nambour, we take care of your oral health and your smile.

Same day dental emergency appointment guaranteed!

Call us on (07) 5441 4438 or request your emergency appointment online!