Alderley Dental
Smiles from Year to Year

What should I do if my child knocked-out a tooth?

Children are active by nature, and their little smiles are often prone to accidents. It is any parents worst nightmare when their child loses or chips a tooth in an accident, at the park or while playing a sport. We treat all types of children's dental emergencies in our Alderley clinic.

If your child loses the whole tooth, the first thing to do is to keep the tooth moist immediately as we can often re-insert the tooth successfully. Prompt treatment is essential, so contact us right away. Our helpful team will advise you on what to do until you arrive.

Be sure to keep the tooth clean and moist.

We recommend saliva (even placing the tooth back in the socket), or milk. Don’t wrap it up in a tissue as it will dry out.

If the tooth is chipped off, then keep the broken piece to bring in as we may be able to bond it back to the tooth. If not, then a filling may be required.

To prevent damage to your little one's smile, we can create a custom mouthguard to absorb impacts during sport and play. Custom mouthguards fit better than store-bought generic guards and improve your child's ability to breathe freely during play.

 We invite you to call our dental clinic on 07 3856 2144 today.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.