Teeth are alive and can often be saved. You just have to act quickly. The odds of saving a tooth are highest in young children, but teeth can be saved in adults as well.
If a permanent tooth has been knocked out completely, try and do the following as soon as possible:
- Never touch the tooth by the root, only hold the tooth at the top (crown, which is the part you can see in the mouth).
- Rinse the tooth gently, holding it by the crown under slow running cold water.
- If possible place the tooth back into the socket in the mouth. Alternatively store it under the tongue or in some milk.
- Get to the dentist as soon as possible. After 30 minutes the chances of saving the tooth starts to decline.
Call TLC Dental on 02 8599 7107 if you are suffering from pain from a knocked out tooth.