A 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.
A knocked out tooth can be caused by almost anything. The causes can be generally summarised to:
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:
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.
Need help repairing broken tooth? This is not something to try at home. Broken or knocked-out teeth are a dental emergency and require immediate care! Not to worry – our qualified dentists at Smiles Nambour have seen their fair share of broken tooth emergency situations.
Whether it’s only a half-broken tooth from a mishap at work or it’s been fully knocked out while you were playing footy with your mates, it’s important to get professional dental care.
If you follow the steps above and make sure you see a dentist right away, you’re far more likely to save your natural tooth and get your full smile back to normal in no time.
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.
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Call (07) 5441 4438 or visit us at 4/104 Currie St in Nambour.