Over the course of time you can be involved in a number of accidents for many different reasons that cause your teeth to be broken, knocked out or moved out of their original position. This can be very painful and have a knock on effect, so it is important to know what to do if this happens to you.
What to do with a tooth injury
If your tooth has been knocked out you will need to visit your dentist as soon as possible to try and recover your tooth. If you are in possession of the tooth it is important to make sure it has been cleaned well to remove any dirt, but don’t scrub the tooth too hard to prevent any further damage. Once this is done keep the tooth between your gum and cheek, but don’t try to put it back where it came from. If this isn’t possible keep it in a clean cloth and place it in milk. Once this is done try to get to a dentist within half an hour, as it may be possible to repair the tooth.
For teeth that have been knocked out of place, apply a gentle pressure with your finger to realign it, but do not pressure it back into the opening. Once again it is important to get to a dentist within half an hour to see which treatment is required; this will be based on how serious the injury is by your dentist.
For tooth fractures it is important to get to the team at Advance Dental Clinic quickly so we can determine the seriousness of the fracture and what to do in order to save it, as there are different procedures and definitions for small, moderate and serious fractures. It is important to note that there is usually a very limited possibility of saving a serious fracture.