Tooth knocked out or
If the tooth is chipped badly (more than 1/4 of the
tooth.), see the dentist the next
Teeth are a common injury in children. If knocked out
completely, push a permanent tooth back into the socket in the correct
Only handle the tooth by the crown and not be the root.
If you cannot re-implant the tooth back into the socket, save the tooth in
Saliva in the corner of your cheek and gum.
Or in milk in a bag and put on ice. If filthy, rinse briefly with water but
only for seconds.
Water for a long time is harmful. There are also tooth transport media that
a can be purchased.
It is preferred to have the tooth implanted inside 2 hours so go now!
DO NOT SAVE OR RE-IMPLANT BABY (DECIDUOUS) TEETH. It is worse to put them
back in. Re-implant permanent teeth only.
If tooth is traumatized and not loose, just watch it. If
the corner is chipped, watch it.
If the tooth is loose but in socket and not chipped, then
give liquids only and see the dentist the next day to “splint” it.
Roger Knapp MD