Call emergency dentist service for a knocked-out tooth
If you knock out a tooth, you should: 1) find the tooth 2) hold it by the crown (the white bit that sticks out of the gum) 3) lick the tooth clean if it’s dirty, or rinse it in water 4) put it back into position (adult teeth only); never try to re-insert a baby tooth (see below) 5)bite on a handkerchief to hold the tooth in place 6) go to see a dentist as an emergency If you can’t put the tooth back in position, put it in milk and see a dentist straight away. The sooner a knocked-out tooth is re-implanted, the more likely it is to embed itself back into the gum. If your child knocks out a baby tooth, you shouldn’t try to re-implant it because you may damage the adult tooth growing underneath. Take your child to see a dentist immediately.
The sooner a knocked-out tooth is re-implanted, the more likely it is to embed itself back into the gum.