21 May Dental Trauma
TOOTH DAMAGE CAN BE CAUSED IN MANY WAYS:
Bikes, swimming pools, coffee tables, the bathtub and outdoor implements like rakes can be dangerous places for front teeth.
We’re easily able to handle tooth trauma and well offer you exceptional care in offering preventative measures so you can avoid some instances of mouth trauma. However, in most cases, you’ll need to do a few things so we have the best chance of re-implanting a tooth.
TEETH TRAUMA: WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR A MOUTH INJURY?
Babies & Young Children: Baby Teeth
- Don’t attempt to replace a baby tooth if it is a knocked out.
- Don’t attempt to reposition a baby tooth if a baby if it’s knocked out of position. Doing this could damage the permanent tooth underneath.
- Call the dentist for advice on (02) 49 616 300
- Visit the Australian Dental Association website.
- If your child is in pain from a broken, cracked or chipped tooth, we recommend giving your child an over-the-counter analgesic before the dental appointment.
Teenagers & Adults: Permanent Teeth
If a tooth is knocked out, replace it in the socket immediately. If water is available, wash it very briefly and replace it as soon as possible. Time out of the mouth is the most critical factor.
For all other injuries, reducing the chance of further damage is the key. Don’t attempt to move the tooth. Gather any fragments if they are findable and call for dental advice. We may not be able to offer immediate treatment (and it may not be necessary) but you should always seek immediate advice.
If you can’t replant the tooth that is knocked out, the tooth can immediately be stored in milk, although the chance of success of reseating the tooth drops dramatically.
Call the dentist for advice on (02) 49 616 300 or visit the Australian Dental Association website.