If you are a bit of an adventurer, or are seriously into your sports, chances are you are going to be putting yourself into the risk category for getting your teeth knocked out. And if you cycle around London, you increase your chances of coming a cropper and losing a tooth, and you can bet your boots it’s going to be a front tooth too.
The knocked-out tooth kit
If you think the way you live your life increases your risk for getting a tooth knocked out, then it pays to understand what this means and how you can increase your chances of hanging onto that tooth, with the help of Adams Dental, your emergency dentist in Southgate.
You may be in shock and start to panic but breathe deeply, keep calm and look around on the ground for your tooth. If it’s in one piece, it can go back in.
Yes, if you act quickly, you can save that tooth, and if you can, it’s going to also save you a whole lot of money and time in replacing it.
Pick it up
The first thing to do is to pick the tooth up. Pick it up by the crown and avoid touching the root. The tooth is a living part of your body, and the root is not used to being touched by fingers; you want to keep it clean.
Put it back
If you can, try and put it back into the now-empty socket (don’t do this with children). If it won’t go, you can either keep it in inside your cheek, or store it in milk. Make a jar of milk part of your knocked-out tooth kit when you go to do sports.
Ring the emergency dentist in Southgate
Call us as soon as you have dealt with your tooth, explain the situation and we will try to fit you in as soon as we can so that we can put your tooth back. If you can get to us within an hour of the tooth coming out, there is a good chance it will go back in and reattach itself to your jawbone tissue.
So, store our number in your phone right now.