Knocked-Out Tooth

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Many teeth can be replanted after being knocked out, and some will survive very well afterwards. The longer the tooth is out of its socket, the smaller the chance of survival.
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About a Knocked-Out Tooth

If a tooth is knocked out, it requires urgent treatment. If it’s a permanent tooth, try replanting it in its socket and go straight to your Leederville dentist.

Don’t try to reimplant a knocked-out baby tooth – take your child to see a dentist immediately.

If you are unable to put an adult tooth back into its socket, place it in milk and contact your Leederville dentist. If you are not sure if it’s broken or knocked out, it is better to seek advice.

Causes of a Knocked-Out Tooth

Dental injuries are commonly caused by:

  • Accidental falls
  • Sports-related trauma
  • Fighting
  • Car accidents
  • Biting on hard food or objects

Knocked-out Adult Tooth

See your Leederville dentist as soon as you can.

While waiting to see your dentist:

  • handle the tooth by its crown (not the roots)
  • make sure the root is free from dirt – rinse briefly under clean water if necessary
  • gently push the tooth back into its socket
  • hold the tooth in place by gently biting on a piece of clean cloth
  • see your Leederville dentist as soon as you can.

If the tooth cannot be replanted into its socket:

  • soak the tooth in milk until it can be replanted by the dentist
  • if milk is not available, store it under the lip of the injured person – taking care that they don’t swallow it
  • see your Leederville dentist as soon as possible.

Do not:

  • scrub the root of the knocked-out tooth
  • wrap the tooth in a dry tissue.

Knocked-out Baby Tooth

Do not attempt to put it back in its socket, as this may damage the adult tooth that is developing under the gums.

Seek advice and treatment from your dentist.

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Knocked-Out Tooth Prevention

Follow these tips to prevent a broken or knocked-out tooth:

  • Wear a mouthguard when playing any contact sports or recreational activities.
  • Avoid fights that may cause blows to the face.
  • Avoid biting on hard foods, such as bones, stale bread, tough bagels and unpopped popcorn kernels.
  • Always wear a seatbelt.

Knocked-Out Tooth in Leederville

At Dentists on Vincent, we are here to help you, any time, any day. When your child’s dental health is at risk, we will do everything we can to make sure that he/she is treated immediately.

While dental emergencies are rare, they can still happen, especially to children, and it’s important to know how to take care of their teeth no matter what happens.

Dentists on Vincent serves local communities in Leederville, West Leederville, Northbridge, North Perth, Wembley, Floreat, Mount Hawthorn, Subiaco, Menora, Coolbinia, and Jolimont.

Visit your Leederville dentist today!

Call us on (08) 9242 4400 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 322 Vincent Street in Leederville.

Frequently Asked
Questions

How soon should I see a dentist?
Immediately. Getting to your dentist within 30 minutes can make the difference between saving or losing a tooth.
What can I do to be prepared?
Pack an emergency dental-care kit, including:

  • Your Leederville dentist’s phone numbers (home and office)
  • Handkerchief
  • Gauze
  • Small container with lid
  • Ibuprofen (Not aspirin. Aspirin may cause excessive bleeding in a dental emergency)
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Contact Info

Dentists on Vincent

Address: 322 Vincent St, Leederville, WA 6007

Phone: (08) 9242 4400

Email: smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

Opening Hours

Mon: Closed

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Sun: Closed

PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample car parking across the road from the practice

There are cafe's and eateries within walking distance

LOCATION

Dentists on Vincent is located in Leederville, 14 min from Northbridge and only short stroll from Leederville Oval and Water Corporation

Leederville dentist also serving local communities in West Leederville, Northbridge, North Perth, Wembley, Floreat, Mount Hawthorn, Subiaco, Menora, Coolbinia and Jolimont.