Knocked-out Teeth

Immediate Treatment for Knocked Out Tooth

When teeth are knocked out, it can be a traumatic experience.

The term “avulsed teeth,” or “knocked-out teeth,” refers to an injury where a tooth is completely knocked out of its socket. It could be caused by automobile accidents or falls, but most often occurs during contact sports. Even non-contact sports can result in an injury that knocks your teeth out. If you ever get your tooth knocked out, it’s essential to act quickly and protect the tooth and your mouth from further damage.

When a tooth is knocked out, it’s crucial to get it back in as quickly as possible. Smiles in Currambine is here for you if your teeth are knocked out or broken during sports activities or any other accident. We offer emergency dentistry services that include extraction and restoration of your damaged teeth, so they look healthy and beautiful again.

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Why You Should Treat a Knocked Out Tooth As Soon As Possible

The sooner a knocked-out tooth is re-implanted or replaced, the more probable it is to regrow roots in the gum. The tooth will likely survive if it is put back into the socket within five minutes of being knocked out. There is a good chance of survival between five and 60 minutes, as long as the tooth is stored appropriately. When a tooth is out of the mouth for longer than 60 minutes, it has a much lower chance of surviving. Re-implanting or replacing a knocked-out tooth provides the following benefits:

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Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Emergency Treatment of Knocked-out Tooth in Currambine

Smiles in Currambine is devoted to providing you with the swift and effective dental care that is essential to getting your oral health back to normal. Our dentists are highly trained in emergency dental procedures and can provide relief for any situation. You don’t have to go through this alone; our team is here for you!

Same-day appointments are offered at Smiles in Currambine so that no matter when an accident occurs, we can still see you immediately without too much delay. In order to give you direct access to our emergency services, we use a dedicated phone line so that we can swiftly answer any questions or concerns that may arise. 


Our team of highly trained professionals will be able to provide you with all the information about what steps should be taken next after an accident has occurred. It doesn’t matter if it happens at home or while playing sports; our goal is always the same: to get you back into good oral health as quickly as possible!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.

Knocked-out teeth commonly occur due to falls, assaults, sports activities, and multiple traumas such as vehicle collisions.

If it’s an adult or permanent tooth, hold it by the crown and immediately place it back into the socket. Using your fingers, gently push the crown into the socket, or position it above the socket and close your mouth slowly. Bite down gently on the tooth or hold it in place with your fingers. Do not try to put a baby tooth back in.

In the event that you cannot put the tooth back in the socket, keep it moist at all times. Place it in milk, in your mouth next to your cheek, or in an emergency tooth preservation kit. You should not use regular tap water; root surface cells can not tolerate prolonged contact with it.

A knocked-out tooth needs to be treated by an emergency dentist to increase the chances of saving the tooth. If the tooth is reinserted within five minutes of being knocked out, it is likely to survive. If the tooth is stored appropriately, there is a good chance of survival between five and 60 minutes. When a tooth is out of the mouth for more than 60 minutes, it has a much lower chance of surviving.

It’s best to see an emergency dentist within 30 minutes if your tooth is knocked out. The tooth is likely to survive if placed back in the socket within five minutes of being knocked out. If stored appropriately, the tooth has a good chance of surviving for up to 60 minutes. In general, teeth that are out of the mouth for more than 60 minutes have a much lower chance of surviving.

Wear a mouthguard whenever you play sports, especially contact sports. By wearing a sports mouthguard, you reduce your risk of injury to your face, jaw, lips, teeth, and gums. The team at Smiles in Currambine provides customised mouthguards to ensure none of these vital areas is damaged.

If you were able to put the tooth back in its socket, the dentist will make sure it is in the right place and move it if necessary. If you stored the tooth in milk or saliva, it would be cleaned and reinserted. To hold the tooth in place, they will attach it to the teeth on either side with a splint. The splint will need to be removed after a couple of weeks.

If the dentist is unable to save the tooth or you cannot find it, you can replace it with one of the following options:

  1. Removable Partial Dentures
  2. Fixed Dental Bridges
  3. Dental Implants

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Schedule Your Appointment With Us Today

Our dentists in Currambine make every effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of your family. From offering evening hours to weekend appointment times, we are sure to have something that works for your busy routine.

If you are in pain or have any other dental emergency, please call us right away so we can try to book you in as soon as possible.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 9305 4888.

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