are dental injuries?
Dental trauma occurs
when the tooth receives a blow.
Teeth can be broken, loosened or
knocked out completely. Immediate
treatment gives the best possible
chance of saving the tooth.
should you do about dental injuries?
an accident involving the face/mouth:
• check the teeth by looking,
or using a finger.
• locate any missing teeth
or fragments of teeth.
• only touch the crown of
the tooth - the part usually visible
in the mouth.
• do not wash or rinse the
fragment or tooth with anything,
• store the fragment or tooth
in milk, if possible. If the person
is conscious, not shocked and old
enough to cooperate, the fragment
can be stored in their mouth under
• seek advice from a dentist
immediately. A tooth that has been
knocked out, or even a broken tooth,
has a better chance of being successfully
re-implanted if this is done as
soon as possible (ideally within
half an hour).
What All Day All Night dentist will
• It may be possible to re-implant
the tooth if help is sought quickly,
the bone is not too badly damaged
and the patient is in a fit state
• Milk teeth are not re-implanted
as there is a risk of harming the
permanent tooth underneath.
• Soft tissue damage may require
• The tooth fragment or a
white filling material may be used
to rebuild the tooth.
• A splint is often required
to hold a loosened or re-implanted
tooth in place.
• A tetanus booster and/or
antibiotics may be required.
• The tooth will need to be
regularly checked and X-rayed.
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