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At Delaney's, we pride ourselves on our ability to accommodate patients who need to be seen at short notice without a prior appointment.
We do our utmost to see emergency patients as quickly as possible but to facilitate the organisation in our practice, we would appreciate it if you could contact us as early in the day as you can.
What to do when a front tooth is knocked out
- Keep calm.
- Telephone us to tell us you are on the way.
- Only adult teeth should be put back in.
- Find the tooth.
- Handle the tooth by the crown - do not touch the root!
- If the tooth is dirty, wash it gently under a cold, running tap for ten seconds.
- Reimplant the tooth if you can.
- Bite on a clean cloth to hold the tooth in place until you can get to the dentist.
- If it's not possible to reimplant the tooth on-site, store the tooth either in the injured person's mouth between their teeth and the inside of their cheek or alternatively in milk or a special medium for teeth that have been knocked out, if available.
- The quicker the tooth is reimplanted, the better the prognosis.