Do you know what you need to do if you or your child knocks out a tooth?
- - TRY TO FIND THE TOOTH
- - DO NOT SCRUB IT
- - CLEAN DEBRIS OFF GENTLY, RINSE IN MILK OR IDEALLY THE CHILDS SALIVA, IF YOU ARE THE PARENT USE YOUR OWN SALIVA.
- - IF YOU FEEL CONFIDENT PLACE THE TOOTH GENTLY BUT WITH A LITTLE PRESSURE INTO THE SOCKET. CHECK IT IS THE RIGHT WAY AROUND BUT DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE ANGLE TOO MUCH
- - GO IMMEDIATELY TO A DENTIST AND INSIST ON BEING SEEN IMMEDIATELY.
If you can't put it back into the child's mouth, store in saliva or milk and go to a dentist immediately. The sooner you seek treatment, the better the prognosis.