The Oral Hygiene Centre

Trauma Care

Children can get into all kinds of hazardous scrapes, which is why our practice provides emergency appointments and out-of-hours cover for children who have lost or injured one or more of their teeth by accident. A dentist should examine the loss of a milk tooth through trauma as soon as possible, as an injury can affect the condition of the adult tooth underneath. If your child has a dental emergency and you need an emergency dentist in Harley Street please contact us straight away.

Knocked out a tooth?
– Rinse the tooth in milk, holding it by the crown (avoiding the roots)
– If possible put the tooth back into the socket
– If you cannot re-implant the tooth hold it between your cheek and gum until you see a dentist

Broken Tooth?
Any obvious damage to a tooth should be treated as soon as possible. Chips or fractures can affect the living tissue inside the tooth, causing problems in the future. Your dentist can prevent the damage from getting worse.

In the meantime
– Get to your dentist as soon as possible
– Apply a cold pack to the cheek or lips over the broken tooth
– Rinse your mouth well with warm water
– Store any fragments in a clean container in either milk or your saliva

If you experience a toothache contact us immediately and we will see you as quickly and conveniently as we can.

In the meantime
– Get to your dentist as soon as possible
– Rinse the mouth regularly with water
– Try to clean any debris from any obvious cavities
– Use dental floss to remove any trapped particles of food
– If swelling is present, place a cold compress to the outside of the cheek
– Take pain relief if necessary


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