Knocked out Tooth
The consequences of missing a tooth go beyond having a gap in your mouth.
The remaining teeth in the mouth shift, destroying proper alignment; your bite capacity is affected; there are speech function complications; and of course your esteem is negatively affected.
Nobody wants to have a missing tooth. But accidents can expose us to situations that leave us with a knocked out tooth.
No need to panic, your True Dental Care Preston dentist can help. For dental emergencies such as a knocked out tooth, we have same day emergency appointments available.
A knocked out tooth is a serious dental emergency. We at True Dental Care Preston want to help in any way possible.
Hence we offer you the following first aid steps along with important things to remember in handling in dental emergency. Read on to learn more.
Causes of Knocked-out teeth
A knocked out tooth can be caused by anything that causes forceful impact to the face, thereby detaching the tooth from its socket. Accidents such as accidental falling and tripping, vehicular accidents, and sports related accidents are among possible causes.
Primary Tooth VS Permanent Tooth
Handling a knocked out primary tooth is different from handling a permanent tooth. For a primary tooth, re-implantation should be performed by a dentist to avoid damaging the developing permanent tooth underneath.
Many people think that primary teeth are not as important as permanent teeth, hence some refuse to have their child looked at when they knock out a tooth. In truth, a baby tooth that is removed before its time has similar consequences to that of missing permanent tooth. The baby tooth keeps the space for the permanent tooth to grow in. When baby teeth are prematurely removed the surrounding teeth move around and destroy alignment. Children will also have a harder time eating their food when their teeth are missing.
First Aid Steps
In case of a knocked out tooth, here’s what you can do:
- Locate the tooth. Pick it by the crown. Do not touch the root.
- Rinse with water to remove dirt. Do not brush.
- Reinsert into its socket and bite down gently on a soft cloth.
- For a baby tooth, soak the tooth in saline solution, saliva, or milk.
- Go to the dentist within 30 minutes of the injury.
Tooth Replacement Options at True Dental Care Preston
If re-implantation is unsuccessful, your dentist will introduce you to tooth replacement options. Our tooth replacement options are made of durable materials and of aesthetic quality to achieve the look and feel of natural tooth. Such options include dental implants, dental crowns, and dental bridge.
Same Day Emergency Appointment At True Dental Care Preston
A dental emergency is a serious matter. Your oral health often depends on those first few critical moments. How you respond can determine the result of the situation.
True Dental Care Preston has same day emergency appointments available for your dental emergency. We value time and efficiency as we effectively address your situation.
Trust your family’s oral health to no one else.