Dental Care

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see our Acceptance and Discharge policy which sets out the criteria for referrals to Locala Dental Care.

Do Locala Dental clinics carry out dental procedures under General anesthetic?

General anesthetics are sometimes used for dental treatment and extractions. However, these procedures can only be carried out at hospitals and are only suitable for certain patients. If you have any concerns, please discuss these with your dental practice.

What to do if a permanent tooth is broken or knocked out?

  1. Find the tooth. Hold the tooth by the crown (the white part), not by the root (the yellow part)
  2. Replant immediately, if possible
  3. If contaminated, rinse shortly with cold tap water and put the tooth back in its place. This can be done by the child or an adult
  4. Hold the tooth in place. Bite on a handkerchief to hold it in position and go to the dentist immediately
  5. If you can not put the tooth back in, place it in a cup of milk or saline. When milk or saline are not available, place the tooth in the child's mouth (between the cheeks and gums)
  6. Seek immediately specialized dental treatment
  7. Children between 7 and 10 years of age are more exposed to suffer avulsion due to the elasticity of the bone at this age
  8. Good oral hygiene is absolutely necessary in the healing period

The poster “Save a Tooth” is written for the public and is available in several languages: and can be obtained at the IADT website here.