Speed is of the essence
If you have damaged your teeth, or, even lost one or two, in an accident, it’s really important to get yourself to an emergency dental appointment in Mackay as quickly as possible.
When it comes to knocked out teeth, speed is of the essence, as, there may be a good chance that the dentist at Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay could reinsert the tooth. That said, the sooner you can get to an emergency dental appointment in Mackay, the more chance there is that we can save your tooth, or teeth. You have a window of two hours at the most between seeing your teeth on the ground to getting them to us to put back in.
If you do things that put you at risk of having your teeth knocked out then it’s a good idea to be prepared. If you surf, mountain bike, skateboard or do parkour, then being prepared could be the difference between having your own teeth reinstated and facing a lifetime of replacement teeth, which can be expensive and a hassle in terms of cleaning and maintenance.
Here’s what to do so that you don’t have to think when you are in shock:
Phone at the ready
Firstly, put our number in your phone. List it under dentist or emergency dentist. If you have just had an accident, you need someone else to be able to find our number easily as you may not be able to speak. When you or a friend calls for an emergency dental appointment in Mackay, explain that this is a knocked-out tooth situation so that we can schedule you in as soon as possible.
Something to put the tooth in
Ideally, you want to try and get your tooth back into the socket. But if that is beyond you, maybe there is too much blood and pain going on, then you have two other options. You can:
- Store the tooth inside your cheek;
- Store it in a tub of milk (take one with you when you go out each time).
Two things you must never do are:
- Store your tooth in tap water
- Let it dry out.
Both of these will kill the tooth.