Damaging a tooth can be a painful and traumatic experience. However, it happens – whether it’s through playing sport or by accident – if you’ve chipped, cracked or broken a tooth, it means you’ve taken a blow to the mouth, never a pleasant experience.
You may think that this means it’s game over for your tooth, but this isn’t the case. If you can quickly get to the emergency dentist in Bournemouth, there’s a chance your tooth can be mended or reattached. Here’s some dos and don’ts.
How to save your tooth
- Do – pick up the tooth by the crown (the biting, chewing part);
- Don’t – touch the tooth root;
- Do – put it back in the socket yourself if possible, cleaning with saliva if it’s dirty;
- Don’t – wash it in water;
- Do – put the tooth in a clean container and cover it with milk or saline if it’s not possible to reinsert it yourself;
- Don’t – try to reinsert a child’s milk tooth, as this can damage the adult tooth below;
- Do – see the emergency dentist in Bournemouth as soon as you can.
A caring approach
At Queens Park Dental Team in Bournemouth, we offer a personal and friendly service. We understand that visiting the dentist can be challenging, even for a routine appointment. If you’ve just had a tooth knocked out and you may be in shock, it’s even more vital to see a dentist who is compassionate and understanding. Our principal dentist Hannah Neve has 32 years’ experience in practice and brings all her skills, knowledge and friendly style to the treatment of her patients. The feedback we get tells us how much our patients appreciate Hannah’s down-to-earth style and clear explanation of the treatment plan and costs.
Call in today
We hope that you don’t ever need to see the emergency dentist in Bournemouth, but in case you do, we are here to help. Why not call into the surgery today and get a feel for what we offer. We also provide a wide array of other dental treatments, including cosmetic, preventive and implant dentistry, in our modern and relaxed surgery on the outskirts of Bournemouth.