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The emergency of a Knocked-out Tooth in London SE1

24 / 04 / 2013

If ever you find yourself with a knocked out tooth in London SE1, it is imperative that you take immediate action, for you have a very good chance of saving it if you can get it popped back in. You could try this yourself, but if you are not up to it and after all, you may well still be in shock, you need to get along to a dentist or A&E. Of course, you still have to get the tooth there too and it needs to be handled delicately. If you can, only handle the crown of the teeth and bathe it in a saline solution or in milk; this of course isn’t always practical, especially if you are out and about. At times like this, it is safe to put your tooth under your tongue or down in the cheek until you can get seen. Time is of the essence here: the roots and gums will fuse together and the tooth will set again if it put back quickly and correctly, but after around 24 hours, the tissue will die and the hole start to heal over in your mouth.

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