Get in touch with us immediately if you experience;
- Jaw pain
- Facial swelling
- A visible broken tooth or restoration i.e. front tooth or teeth
- Oral lesions i.e. blisters
- Soft tissue injury
- A tooth which has been knocked out or traumatised- Please read below regarding teeth which have been knocked out of the mouth
- If a child has knocked a baby tooth out, DO NOT attempt to place it back in the socket as this has the potential to damage the adult tooth underneath.
- Simply attempt to stop any bleeding and check for any other problems such as lip or skin laceration.
- Come and see us ASAP for examination to determine if further treatment is needed
- If a child/teenager/adult has knocked out an adult tooth, pick the tooth up by the crown and not the roots, wash with clean water, and attempt to place back in the socket.
- Otherwise, keep tooth in saliva or milk and come to see us ASAP for reinsertion. The sooner the tooth is placed back in the mouth, the higher the chance of reattachment.
Note: Immediately take an injured person to the Emergency Department if they display signs of concussion/severe bodily harm.