Dental Emergencies / Trauma Management
At the Endodontic Group, we’re experts in managing dental trauma of the teeth and jaws. If you are ever unfortunate enough to suffer a traumatic event, we’ll endeavour to see you on the same day to manage the situation appropriately.
Sometimes teeth get knocked and while it’s important that you don’t panic, it’s also important that dental trauma is managed the right way and as promptly as possible.
Before you visit us for emergency treatment, there are some simple steps you can take to assist in saving your tooth. For future reference, you are also welcome to request a complimentary fridge magnet with these instructions:
If the tooth is loosened or partially broken:
- For an adult tooth, push back in to position. For a baby tooth, jump to step 2.
- If possible, find and keep any broken pieces of the tooth.
- Take any broken pieces with you straight to your dentist or endodontist.
If the tooth is completely knocked out:
- Rinse the tooth with clean water and push adult tooth back in to position. For a baby tooth, jump to step 2.
- For a baby tooth, or if unable to push back in, place rinsed tooth in milk or cling wrap (not water).
- Take the tooth with you straight to your dentist or endodontist.
Dental trauma can occur at any age. Accordingly, dental trauma management is different for everyone and treatment is often complicated and carried out over an extended period of time. Improper early management of dental injuries usually leads to poor healing. This can be a significant problem if it shortens the life of the injured tooth or teeth, or if it results in a poor aesthetic outcome. Given there is often only one chance to ensure you have the best long-term outcome, it’s essential you know that your emergency dentist is experienced in managing these situations. At the Endodontic Group, we are experts in saving teeth.