Knocked Out Tooth: How to Stay Calm and Save Your Tooth

Stay calm and trust Harrisdale Dental Centre to manage your knocked-out tooth effectively. We provide prompt care and personalised treatments for your dental needs.
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Dental Trauma 101: Understanding Knocked-Out Teeth

A knocked-out tooth, also known as an avulsed tooth, can be a stressful and painful experience, impacting your overall oral health.

The aftermath of a dislodged tooth can be overwhelming, causing pain and affecting your appearance. Understanding the causes, immediate steps to take, and treatment options is crucial for increasing the chances of saving the dislodged tooth and preventing further damage to your smile, oral health, and overall well-being.

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A New Smile, a New You: Overcoming a Knocked-Out Tooth

The highly skilled dentists at Harrisdale Dental Centre focus on restoring your smile and confidence after a knocked-out tooth. We provide comprehensive treatment and compassionate care throughout the process. We can help restore your smile and confidence.

Our team of experienced professionals is committed to providing personalised care, utilising state-of-the-art techniques, and offering high-quality dental services. From handling emergency situations to developing personalised approaches, we diligently guide you through every step. Trust Harrisdale Dental Centre to support you in overcoming the challenges of a dislodged tooth, enabling you to restore your oral health, regain your confidence, and enjoy the lasting benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.

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When Your Smile Takes a Hit: Dental Services for Coping with a Knocked-Out Tooth

Discover our comprehensive range of dental services for handling the challenges of a broken or knocked-out tooth. Here are some of the dental options we offer:

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Keep Calm and Save Your Smile: FAQs About Knocked-Out Teeth

Explore our FAQs about knocked-out teeth, covering essential information on immediate actions, emergency care, treatment options, prevention, and ongoing tooth care for optimal oral health.

A dislodged tooth can result from a sports-related accident or a high-impact blow to the face. If this happens, handle the tooth with care by picking it up by the crown, not the root, and gently rinse it with water or a solution of saline. You can attempt to reposition a knocked-out adult tooth back in its socket and promptly visit a dentist. If you’re unable to place an adult tooth back in its socket, keep it in a glass of milk and get in touch with a dentist at Harrisdale Dental Centre for proper treatment. Do not let the tooth root dry out, as this may lead to damage to the tooth surface and affect the chances of reimplantation.

On the other hand, avoid reinserting a knocked-out baby tooth. Instead, take your child to the dentist right away.

Yes, saving a knocked-out tooth is possible, especially if you act promptly. Try reinserting the tooth into the socket. It should be facing the right direction. Gently hold it in place with your fingers or by biting down on a clean cloth. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, store it in milk or in a solution of saline to keep it moist. Avoid storing it in water or letting it dry out, as this can reduce the chances of reimplantation. The chances of reimplantation are higher if you seek dental care within 30 minutes of the tooth being knocked out.
A tooth can survive outside of the mouth for a short period of time, usually around 30-60 minutes. Keeping the tooth moist in a glass of milk or a saline solution during this time increases the chances of reimplantation.

A knocked-out tooth can lead to other dental problems if not addressed promptly and appropriately. Some of these issues include:

  • Infection:
    The exposed socket where the tooth was dislodged can become a breeding ground for bacteria, leading to infection in the gums, surrounding tissues, or even the jawbone.

  • Damage to surrounding teeth:
    An avulsed tooth can cause damage to adjacent teeth, which may require additional treatment or intervention. The loss of a tooth disrupts the balance and alignment of the surrounding teeth. Over time, neighbouring teeth may start to shift into the gap left by the missing tooth.

  • Bite issues:
    The absence of a tooth can affect your bite, causing uneven pressure on other teeth or jaw misalignment, which may lead to further complications, such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

  • Bone loss:
    The loss of a tooth can result in the deterioration of the underlying jawbone over time, as the bone relies on stimulation from the tooth to maintain its density and structure.

  • Aesthetic concerns:
    A missing tooth can impact your appearance and self-confidence, making it essential to seek dental treatment to restore your smile.

It’s crucial to seek professional dental care to avoid oral complications after a tooth has been knocked out.

Your dentist may recommend over-the-counter pain relief medication to alleviate discomfort after a tooth has been knocked out and reimplanted or replaced with an alternative option.
To prevent a knocked-out tooth in the future, wear a mouthguard during contact sports, avoid using your teeth to open packages or cut objects, and maintain regular dental check-ups to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
If the avulsed tooth cannot be saved or reimplanted, your dentist will discuss alternative options. Some common procedures for a replacement tooth include dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures to restore the function and aesthetics of your smile.

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