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Dealing With A Tooth Injury: What To Do In A Dental Emergency For Patients In London


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Accidents happen and the teeth can get chipped, broken or damaged. In some cases, the teeth may be dislodged altogether, but there is no need to panic. Emergency dental care is available at Harley Street Dental Studio in London and often the tooth can be replaced or repaired without any trouble.

Knocked out tooth

If this event happens try to locate the tooth. If you can reach a dentist quickly, they may be able to reinstate the tooth. Store the tooth in milk or hold it between your cheek and gum while you wait to see your dentist. The quicker you can get to a dentist the higher the chance of re-implanting the tooth. When you hold the tooth, avoid touching the root.

What to do if you lose a tooth

If you lose a tooth the best thing to do is see your dentist to discuss tooth replacement options. There are various treatments available including dental implants, dental bridges or dentures. It is best to replace missing teeth rather than leave a gap, for functional and aesthetic reasons.

What to do if you break a tooth

If you break a tooth do not try to re-implant it back into the socket, but store the fragments in a container or glass full of milk and arrange to see your dentist. Your dentist may be able to repair the tooth using a filling, crown or root canal treatment.

If you have just chipped a tooth see your dentist. They will be able to smooth the rough surface and, if the chip is large, it can be repaired using a filling or bonding material. Repairing chips is relatively simple and it will improve the look of your smile.

Try to avoid damaging or breaking your tooth by wearing a protective mouth guard when playing sport, avoid fighting and try your best not to eat hard foods and take care when drinking from bottles.




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