What To Do If You Knock Out Your Tooth & Have A Dental Emergency

Emergencies 1 in Winnipeg, MB by Dr. Doug McDermid of Lakewood Dental Centre

Part of what makes life so exciting is that you can’t predict the future, but that mystery can also surprise you with an unfortunate accident every now and then. If you want to learn how to deal with a knocked out tooth, call Lakewood Dental Centre at (204) 977-8515 to speak with us about dental emergency care.

If you or someone you know has suffered a dental injury, visit our Winnipeg, MB dentist office as soon as you can. We will do our best to give you a same-day appointment and address your situation as quickly as possible. If your dental injury is causing you to bleed and you’re unable to stop the flow, visit your local emergency room immediately and then follow up with us.

When you need dental care, especially if you are experiencing pain, don’t hesitate to visit us for the care you need due to financial concerns or scheduling issues or any other stopping block. We accept many payment options and also offer some flexible morning and evening hours.

Follow These Steps If You Knock Out A Tooth

The first thing you should do when you knock out a tooth is try not to panic. We know this is easier said than done, but the calmer you are, the more quickly and efficiently you’ll be able to address the situation.

If your mouth is bleeding, try to stop that as soon as possible. You can use a piece of gauze, a cotton ball, or even a clean paper towel to apply gentle pressure.

The sooner you visit a dentist after knocking out a tooth, the better your chances will be to get it put back in place. Try to see us within thirty minutes if at all possible.

When you pick up the knocked out tooth, be sure to do so by the crown of the tooth (the portion that’s normally visible above your gumline). NEVER handle a knocked out tooth by the roots because this could decrease the likelihood of being able to save the tooth.

If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently with clean water to get rid of the debris.

If you’re able to, put the tooth back in its socket until you can see us.

Pain or some other issue may keep you from being able to put the tooth back in its socket. If this is the case, put the tooth in a small, clean container filled with saliva or milk to keep it moist until you can get to our office.

If you are dealing with dental pain, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Be sure to follow the instructions on the bottle. You can also apply an ice pack to your face in the area where the tooth got knocked out. This will not only help numb the area, but could also help reduce inflammation and keep swelling to a minimum.

Get the speedy, gentle, and compassionate help you deserve in a dental emergency by visiting Lakewood Dental Centre. Call (204) 977-8515 right away. In non-emergencies, you can use our online form to book or ask questions.

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