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Tooth Knocked Out | Avulsion | Dental Emergencies Treatment in Melbourne


A tooth that is knocked out and replanted (put straight back into the mouth) immediately has the best chance of success. The most critical factor is time.


  • If a tooth is knocked out remain calm and find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the crown (the white part) only. Avoid touching the root surface (yellow part) and do not let the tooth dry out.
  • If the tooth is clean, replant it immediately using the other teeth as a guide. Have the patient hold the tooth in place with finger pressure and seek dental treatment immediately.
  • If the tooth is dirty, clean the tooth with milk then replant. If milk is unavailable rinse in cold water for a few seconds only or have the patient gently suck on the tooth to clean it then replant. Seek dental treatment immediately.
  • If unable to replant keep the tooth moist by storing it in milk or wrap in cling wrap. DO NOT store it in water. Seek dental treatment immediately.
  • If the root appears broken replant in socket If possible or place the fragment in milk/plastic wrap and seek dental treatment immediately.


Your dentist will replant the tooth if needed or check that the replanted tooth is in the correct position. The tooth must be splinted in place for a short time and the mouth examined for other injuries. Your dentist will discuss any further treatment required for the tooth and antibiotics or a tetanus booster is sometimes recommended.

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1048 Nepean HWY, Moorabbin VIC 3189


About Us

Moorabbin Dental Group has been providing high quality dental care to the local community for over 30 years. As a general dental practice we provide all facets of general dental care and tailor our treatment to your individual concerns.

Service Area

We service Melbourne especially Moorabbin and surrounding suburbs which include but not limited to: Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Heatherton, Sandringham, Highett, Hampton, Hampton East, Cheltenham, Mentone, Brighton, Brighton East, Black Rock, Ormond and Beaumaris.

Opening Hours

Monday:      8am – 6pm
Tuesday:      8am – 6pm
Wednesday:      8am – 6pm
Thursday:      8am – 6pm
Friday:      8am – 5:30pm
Saturday:      8am – 1pm
Sunday:      Closed