Here at Absolute Dental, Manchester we treat all injuries to the mouth. This includes teeth that have been knocked out (avulsed), forced out of position (extruded) or broken entirely. Oral injuries such as broken teeth can be very painful and you should visit us here at Absolute Dental, Prestwich, Manchester as soon as possible.
When a tooth has been knocked out you should;
1. Make a call to us here at Absolute Dental, Prestwich, Manchester as soon as possible and request an emergency appointment.
2. Attempt to find the tooth.
3. Gently rinse the tooth to remove dirt or debris.
4. Place the clean tooth in your mouth between the cheek and gum. â Please do not try and put the tooth back into the socket, this could cause further damage.
5. If you are unable to store the tooth in the mouth i.e. a young child then wrap the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze and immerse in milk.
6. Try and get to us here at Absolute Dental, Manchester as soon as possible. If you can get here within half an hour of the injury then, it maybe possible to re-implant the tooth.
If the tooth has been pushed out of place then it should be repositioned into its normal alignments with a very light amount of pressure applied by a finger. Please try and avoid using force.
Hold the tooth in place with a moist tissue or gauze. Again it is vital that you visit us here at Absolute Dental, Manchester within half an hour of the injury occurring.
How we go onto treat the fractured tooth here at Absolute Dental, Manchester will depend on how badly it has been broken. Regardless of the damage, here at Absolute Dental Manchester weâre always sure to select the best course of treatment.
Minor fractures can be covered here at Absolute Dental Manchester; if we deem the fracture to be more than minor then we may choose to restore the tooth with a complete restoration.
A moderate fracture includes damage to the enamel, dentin, and / or pulp. If the pulp is not permanently damaged then the tooth maybe restored here at Absolute Dental Manchester with a full permanent crown. If damage to the pulp does occur further then more dental treatment is likely to be required.
Severe fractures often mean a traumatiSed tooth with a slim chance of recovery. Injuries to the inside of the mouth include tears; puncture wounds and lacerations to the cheek, lips or tongue. The wound should be cleaned right away and the injured person taken to the emergency room for the necessary suturing and wound repair.
Bleeding from a tongue laceration can be reduced by pulling the tongue forward and using gauze to place pressure on the wound area