knocked-out teeth

Saving a Knocked-Out Tooth

It is possible for baby or adult teeth which have been knocked out to be saved by a dentist. The quicker the treatment, the more chance a tooth can be saved.

Key takeaways:

  • The best chance to save a knocked-out tooth is by seeking treatment from a dentist within 30 minutes of the incident.
  • Rinse off an adult tooth which has been knocked out before replacing and gently biting down to hold in place.
  • Keep the tooth moist in milk (not water) if it cannot be placed back in the mouth prior to going to the dentist.

“While the blood vessels and nerves that sustained your tooth can be repaired, your knocked-out tooth will need root canal therapy in order to be saved.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.