I’ve broken or knocked out a tooth – what do I do?

First things first – don’t panic! If you’ve fractured or knocked out a tooth (or multiple teeth), it’s crucial to see the dentist as soon as possible. Call us to arrange an emergency appointment.

Try to gently place and hold the tooth in its socket (if possible and only if the tooth is clean), but if this isn’t an option, you can place the tooth on one side of your mouth (between your cheek and your teeth). You can also place the tooth in cold milk. Do not place your knocked-out tooth in water.

To alleviate any associated pain, take paracetamol or ibuprofen (if you are able to). However, be careful not to exceed the maximum recommended daily dosage.

Don’t put up with dental pain or worrying problems – call us today!

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