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KNOCKING OUT A PERMANENT TOOTH

KNOCKING OUT A PERMANENT TOOTH


A knocked out permanent tooth is an emergency, if you don’t get help as soon as possible it can be impossible to salvage the tooth and the socket can become badly infected. By taking quick action, you can save both the tooth and socket.
Find the tooth
Pick it up by the crown, not the fleshy root
If it looks dirty, give it a quick rinse with a sterile saline solution, milk or saliva. Don’t scrub it or touch it
               
So unappealing as its sounds, try to put the tooth back into the socket. Then hold it in place with gauze or a clean washcloth until you can get to a dentist.
If the tooth won’t go back in place, put it in a glass of milk or sterile saline solution. Don’t put it in water, then get to a dentist as soon as possible.



Ian, the Mosman dentist. Dentist Mosman.
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DENTAL FILLINGS

DENTAL FILLINGS


Dental fillings are used to repair worn, decayed or damaged teeth.
A healthy diet and regular tooth brushing can prevent tooth decay and the need  for dental fillings, along with regular dental checkups.

Types of filling material include; 
Dental Amalgam ( also known as Silver)
Composite Resin ( also known as Tooth coloured fillings)
Glass Ionomer cement
Gold ( rarely used)
Porcelain

Some types of material may be better than others, so discuss your options with your dentist.



Ian, the Mosman dentist. Dentist Mosman.
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