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We are pretty sure this is everyone’s worst nightmare. Getting a tooth knocked out for one reason or another can be a painful and embarrassing situation. There are steps you can take in knocked out tooth situation, however, to ease the pain and remedy the emergency.

It’s important to realize that not every knocked-out tooth is a lost cause. In fact, millions of teeth are lost every year by kids and adults alike due to various accidents. This article will look into some of the actions you can take when working quickly that can help save the tooth.

Firstly, you’ll need to track down an emergency dentist. In Australia, most dental surgeries cater for incidents and normally have an out-of-hours service in case of emergencies. If you happen to be looking for an emergency dentist in Brisbane, there are several dentists who cater to same day priority treatments, such as those in Face Value Dental.

Plan of Action for Knocked Out Tooth

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The most important takeaway from this article is that you need to act quickly when this happens. You should have called an emergency dentist within at least 30 minutes from it being knocked out whilst following these steps: 

Picking up the tooth carefully

If you can find your tooth, ensure that you never touch it at the root. Always pick it up by the crown which makes up the main surface area of the tooth. Remember to treat it with care and handle it delicately.

Make sure it’s clean

If there is any dirt on the tooth, ensure it’s rinsed clean with water to get all the grime away. Never use any soap or dry the tooth. You also want to avoid scrubbing it or keeping it in tissue to keep it dry.

Read – maintaining a healthy habit of cleanliness in kids.

Position it back in the socket

The sooner you can do this, the more effective it will be. You want to get the tooth back in the socket and push it in gently. Keep in mind to only touch the crown area and close your mouth gently.

If this doesn’t work, ensure it’s in milk

The most important thing now is always to keep the teeth moist before you can take it to the dentist. You should put it in a small glass of milk or in your cheek as you transport it to the dentist, so it is kept moist by your saliva.

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After carrying out these steps, make sure you see your dentist in half an hour or less after the accident takes place. If you speak to the receptionist and let them know what happened, they will prioritize your appointment. A knocked out tooth, otherwise known as an ‘avulsed tooth’ is considered and treated as one of the most serious dental emergencies.

So, if this ever happens to you, try not to panic and carry out the above steps to give your tooth the best chance of being saved.

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Priyanka Lodha · August 29, 2018 at 11:42 pm

Thank you for explaining how to deal with a tooth being knocked out! My niece had her baby tooth knocked out in a sledding accident, but it made me wonder how I would have dealt with a permanent tooth falling out.

RainbowDiaries dot com · August 30, 2018 at 5:54 am

This can happen with anyone. Thanks for the quick tips. Of course visiting dentist is a must in this case.

Nidhi KM · August 30, 2018 at 1:02 pm

I never knew about this. This is such a crucial thing of life! Thanks for sharing this article. I am sharing it in my whatsapp groups.

Nisha Malik · August 30, 2018 at 2:04 pm

wow. I definitely didn’t know we could replant a tooth if it gets knocked out. Thanks for all the tips.

Varsh · August 30, 2018 at 2:39 pm

Getting a tooth knocked out is a nightmare. The tips you’ve mentioned are easy to follow, D. Don’t panic is the important part. Imagine if the tooth breaks into two!

blueskydreamers · August 30, 2018 at 3:52 pm

Toothache is such an ordeal! Thanks for sharing these tips. Wasn’t aware of most of them.

Jiya · August 30, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Oh god I never imagines till last week that doctor is bhagwan and so is a dentist. this post has reminded me of my latest dental surgical extaction ooch its damn painful and still dont know how much have to deal with is.

prismaroundgurjeet · August 30, 2018 at 8:31 pm

I remember my daughter has tooth knock out and i was so scared that time,rush to dentist right away. It’s really a nightmare

Prerna Sinha · August 30, 2018 at 8:36 pm

Really amazing tips. This can happen to anyone so these can come in really handy!

Priyanka Bhattacharya · August 30, 2018 at 9:04 pm

Quite honestly loosing out a tooth would be a total nightmare as I can only imagine how much pain it would cause. But the tips you gave would be a total life savior!!

    gleefulblogger · August 31, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Thank you, glad you find this information helpful.

Charu Chittwal · August 30, 2018 at 9:45 pm

This blog undoubtedly was damn informative and helpful too, thank you for sharing 🔥🙌

    gleefulblogger · August 31, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Glad you find it informative Charu. Thanks

Papri Ganguly · August 30, 2018 at 10:13 pm

this is definitely a helpful post for anyone. My friend is suffering from such disease .Will share this post with her.

    gleefulblogger · August 31, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Thank you Papri, well as you can read the post this is not a disease but a situation. Thank You

Preety tiwari · August 30, 2018 at 11:38 pm

I must say It’s a very informative post. I never knew that a Fallen out teeth can be replaced with the help of dentist, my cousin’s tooth came out in accident and doctor transplanted an artificial one ..

    gleefulblogger · August 31, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Thank you, glad you benefited from this information.

freemindtree · August 31, 2018 at 10:36 am

This is a great piece of info Dipika. I didnt know that knocked out teeth could be fixed again. The way to carry it also thanks for sharing it.

    gleefulblogger · August 31, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Thank you Judy, glad the information is helpful.

Tripti Charan · August 31, 2018 at 12:25 pm

Ohh I had no idea we could do this way also. Getting tooth knocked out is horrible. Thanks for the tips 🙂

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