Face plant!

Spring is here, a bit early perhaps, but already people are out having fun on bikes, skateboards, rollerblades and more. Some may be kitted out in all the right elbow and knee pads, but who’s remembered to put a mouth guard in? Who even has one unless they are a rugby player?

If you are into sports on wheels or any other sport where losing your teeth might be an unintended consequence of your need to have fun, then you need to be prepared for it.

Emergency Dental Care in BournemouthWe can put them back

If you do hit a tree out mountain biking, or land on your face while out doing parkour, then please know that if your teeth are still whole, and you can get yourself into Castle Lane Dental Care in Bournemouth for some emergency dental care, we may well be able to put them back.

Your teeth live in sockets, and are attached to the insides of them with fleshy fibres. When you knock out your teeth, you will see these fibres hanging off the roots. If you can get your teeth to us with these fibres still alive, they can re-attach themselves, and hence your teeth, to the sockets.

It’s got to be worth a shot, eh? Especially when you consider what the alternatives are: fixed bridgework, a dental plate or dental implants. Or a gap, but no one over the age of 10 looks cute with a gap between their teeth.

Be prepared

So, here’s what to do when you go out, so that, if things do go horribly wrong, we can put them right for you.


Put our number in your phone under emergency dentist in Bournemouth. Now, one of your friends can easily call us to make an emergency appointment. Be sure to get them to tell us that you’ve knocked some teeth out.

Pick up and store

Pick your teeth up by the white crown end, not the root. Either store them in your mouth, or in a pot of milk, but never rinse or store them in tap water, as this will kill them. Don’t let them dry out either.


Be sure to get to us within 2 hours.

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