• If the tooth is still in place then there is usually no need for treatment, however, it is still advisable to get your friendly dentist to have a look at it and take some x-rays to make sure there are no problems hiding underneath that may lead to a nasty surprise in the future. You may notice that there is some bleeding around that tooth or that it may be loose. In some cases, we may need to put a splint in that area to stabilise the tooth if required.
  • If the tooth has been knocked completely out of the socket please make an emergency appointment to come in to see us. Pick up the tooth by the white part that is usually visible in the mouth (not the root that is usually under your gum). If the tooth is dirty, wash it for 10 seconds in cold water and either reposition in the socket and hold it in position with a handkerchief. Take care to make sure the tooth is repositioned exactly as it was previously in your mouth. If you choose not to reposition it yourself, then store the tooth in some milk or in your own saliva until you can come in to see us. DO NOT STORE THE TOOTH IN WATER! The sooner the tooth can be replanted into the socket, the higher its chance of survival so please make an urgent appointment so that we can maximise the chance of the tooth surviving.
  • If the tooth has moved in your mouth after it’s had a knock to it, you need to see us as soon as possible. Do not attempt to move the tooth yourself. We may need to reposition the tooth under anaesthesia in some cases. We would also often place a splint in that area to stabilise the tooth.