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Tooth injury

Sometimes, during a fall, your teeth may be damaged. Tooth injury refers to damage to the teeth or surrounding tissue as a result of an accident. It can range from a small crack in a tooth to the complete loss of a tooth. Tooth injury can occur in both baby teeth and permanent teeth. We will help you find out what types of tooth injury there are and how to deal with them.

In case of emergency

For acute pain or other emergencies, during opening hours call: 020-6792054 

Outside opening hours with: 088-2632727 or visit (Slotervaart Hospital) or 0900-8602 (OLVG)

Types of tooth injury and what to do

Permanent tooth/teeth taken out
  • Find the tooth quickly. Grasp the tooth by the crown: the part visible above the gums. Avoid contact with the root. Touching the root kills the sensitive cells, which will reduce the chances of successfully reinserting the tooth.

  • Gently rinse the tooth with cold water for 10 seconds. This ensures that dirt is removed and the tooth has a better chance of surviving. Never clean the tooth with detergents or a brush. This reduces the chances of successful reinsertion.

  • Place the tooth back in the mouth, in its original position. It may not fit perfectly, it doesn't matter.

  • Does the reinsertion not work? Keep the tooth in the mouth (in the space between the molars and the cheek) or in a cup with saliva or cold milk. The cells on the tooth root can survive for a relatively long time in saliva or milk and this prevents the tooth root from swelling and dying.

  • Will the reinsertion work? Hold the teeth together with a cotton ball, gauze or handkerchief between them to stabilise the tooth.

  • Go to the dentist immediately. He or she will check and secure the replaced tooth. The sooner you do this, the better the chances of a successful final result.

Baby tooth lost

It is not recommended to reinsert a baby tooth to prevent damage to the permanent succeeding tooth/teeth. You can contact your dentist for advice. An appointment will then be made to check the wound and to see if any pieces of the tooth are still in the gums. If a baby tooth/cog is lost, we will wait until the adult tooth/cog comes through on its own.

Tooth or crown broken off
  • Keep the broken tooth part in a glass of milk or saliva.

  • Take the broken piece(s) to the dentist. Sometimes it can be replaced.

  • The dentist will see if he can replace the broken-off piece. If reinsertion is not possible, the dentist repairs the tooth with tooth-coloured material.

Prevent (sports) accidents: wear a mouth guard

In some sports, you are more likely to suffer dental injury. By wearing a mouth guard (bit), you can often limit the damage. Ready-made mouth guards can be bought in sports shops, but you can also have a custom-made mouth guard made by your dentist. The custom-made mouth guard is designed specifically for your teeth and offers better protection than store-bought mouth guards. Also, a custom-made mouth guard is generally more comfortable. Ask your dentist for more information on mouth guards.

  • How can I make an appointment at Dentist Amsterdam-Zuid?
    You can make an appointment by telephone via telephone number: 020-6792054. It is also possible to send an email to info@tandartsamstedamzuid. en. New to our practice? Use the following link to register: new patientWe will contact you as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
  • Does Tandartspraktijk Amsterdam-Zuid accept new patients?
    New patients are most welcome with us at this time. Please use the following link to register: new patient. We will then contact you as soon as possible, but at the latest within two weeks.
  • What does my first visit to the practice look like?
    Dental practice Amsterdam-Zuid reserves plenty of time for you. During your first visit to our practice you will become acquainted with the practice, your dentist and our working method. A future-proof treatment plan is drawn up especially for you based on certain questions, radiological and clinical research. Your expectations and wishes are of course taken into account. We request that you bring a valid ID.
  • I want to cancel or reschedule my appointment, how do I do that?
    You can contact us by telephone to cancel or change an appointment (020-6792054). Please report this 24 hours in advance, otherwise we will be forced to charge for the reserved time. Outside opening hours you can send an email with your request to info@
  • Which dental treatments does the Amsterdam-Zuid Dental Practice offer?
    At Dental Practice Amsterdam-Zuid we aim for healthy, strong and beautiful teeth for everyone. Our enthusiastic team offers high-quality dental care, clear communication and a personal approach for young and old. More information about our treatments can be found on the pages below: treatments.
  • Are emergencies treated on the same day at Tandarts Amsterdam-Zuid?
    We treat emergency cases and acute pain on the same day as much as possible. To make an appointment during opening hours, please call: 020-6792054. Outside opening hours, please call: 088-2632727 (Slotervaart Hospital) or 0900-8602 (OLVG)
  • Are there parking options near Dentist Amsterdam-Zuid?
    It is best to park on the Apollolaan side.
  • Which languages do the staff speak at Dentist in Amsterdam-Zuid?
    We speak Dutch / We speak English / Parlons Français.
  • How often should I have a dental check-up at Tandarts Amsterdam-Zuid?
    We recommend that you visit us twice a year for the periodic check-up. Prevention is an absolute must and we also offer a dental cleaning during the periodic check-up.
  • Is the practice wheelchair accessible?
    The practice has an automatic front door, is on the ground floor and is therefore wheelchair accessible. We are happy to help you.
  • Ik heb een klacht. Wat moet ik doen?
    U kunt uw klacht kenbaar maken door middel van onze klachtenregeling.
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