04 Mar

How to handle a Knocked-out Tooth in Central London

Generally, with most aches and pains in the mouth, we can generally look after ourselves until a dentist can see us, but there are occasions when the unexpected happens and we need to seek treatment as soon as is instantly possible; one such occasion is having a tooth knocked-out. Time is of the essence here because if you can be seen within 24 hours, you can save the tooth by having it put back into the socket. However, in the interim between the tooth coming out and being put back in, you need to look after the tooth. The first thing to remember is that you shouldn’t touch the root; it can be rinsed in salty water or put into milk, you can even try to put the tooth back in yourself. But if you can’t do any of these, the best way of moving it from A to B is to slip it in between your cheek and gums. Now all you need to do is get to the dentists. If you’re normal dentist is out of hours, there are plenty of all-night dentists scattered around central London. Some hospitals also operate special dental clinics around the city, but don’t waste time and make your decision as quickly as you can.