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Everyone experiences tooth loss in Bath, just like everywhere else, from a young age. Memories of earning our first payment from the elusive tooth fairy paints a pleasant picture of the experience, although at least 15% of children damage front teeth before the age of 18. In adults, a huge array of incidents can damage or displace teeth resulting in anything from discomfort to severe pain.
Knowing who to call straight away when accidental damage occurs to a tooth in Bath can save valuable time, and gives you a better chance of saving the tooth. Call The Talbot Clinic emergency line on 07802 760 780 for dental injuries in Bath.
If you play sports, ensure you have a properly fitted mouth-guard fitted accurately by your dentist (avoid purchasing over-the-counter mouth-guards).
Fractures can initially appear minor – as chipping or damage to the enamel (the visible part of the tooth) but this can hide invisible cracks which could cause an abscess near the root of the tooth. You should visit a local dental practice in Bath to have the damage assessed and x-rayed on the day of the accident.
An avulsed tooth (a tooth which has been knocked out completely) must be re-implanted within 30-60 minutes if it is to be retained. Microscopic analysis has shown that only 25% of cells that connect the root to the socket will survive the first hour – so timing is critical when you lose a tooth in Bath.