Contact us immediately. Let our specialize team to help you.

If it is a baby tooth?

Don’t be upset, Because with time permanent tooth will replace it. But definitely you should consult a dentist for further management information.

If tooth knocked out?

Do not try to reattached it on to the socket.

If it is a permanent tooth?

You must seek immediate dental management.

If tooth knocked out?

  • Keep the patient calm.
  • Find the tooth and pick it up by the crown (the white part). Avoid touching the root.
  • If the tooth is dirty, wash it briefly (max 10 seconds) under cold running water and reposition it. Try to encourage the patient/guardian to replant the tooth. Once the tooth is back in place, bite on a handkerchief to hold it in position.
  • If this is not possible, or for other reasons when replantation of the avulsed tooth is not possible (e.g. an unconscious patient), place the tooth in a glass of milk or another suitable storage medium and bring with the patient to the emergency clinic. The tooth can also be transported in the mouth, keeping it inside the lip or cheek if the patient is conscious. If the patient is very young, he/she could swallow the tooth therefor it is advisable to get the patient to spit in a container and place the tooth in it. Avoid storage in water!
  • If there is access at the place of accident to special storage or transport media (e.g. tissue culture/transport medium, Hanks balanced storage medium (HBSS or saline) such media can preferably be used.
  • Seek emergency dental treatment immediately.
(From International Association of Dental Traumatology DENTAL TRAUMA GUIDELINES)

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