If you have suffered a knock to the mouth, it is important you get your mouth checked by a dentist. An injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and can even cause permanent damage resulting in expensive prolonged treatment.
It is important to save any pieces of tooth that has broken off and bring them to see us right away to see if there is any chance of saving the tooth.
If you still have the tooth, rinse the tooth with water but do not scrub or remove any gum or fragments. If possible, try to put the tooth back into the socket facing the correct way. If it is not possible, place the tooth into a small container of milk or water with a pinch of salt and call us on (07) 33982255 to book an appointment as soon as possible.
Soft tissue injuries such as cheeks, tongue, lips and gums can result in bleeding and pain. There could be a possibility you might need some stitches. If the bleeding has not stopped after placing a gauze or wet teabag on the site for 15-20 minutes, you will need to see the dentist right away.
If you have lost a filling or your crown has fallen out; please see the dentist as soon as possible.
If you have experienced a knock to the mouth an abscess can sometimes form. An abscess is an infection around the root of the tooth or between the teeth and gums.