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What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?
  • Remain calm.
  • Locate the tooth and pick it up by the chewing surface (not the root).
  • If the tooth is not dirty or broken you should attempt to reinsert it into the empty socket.
  • If you can reinsert it, have your child hold it in place by biting on a clean cloth or piece of gauze and go directly to your pediatric dentist.
  • If you cannot reinsert it (or if the tooth is dirty or broken), put the tooth in a glass of milk and take your child (and the tooth) immediately to your pediatric dentist.

For more information on other common dental emergencies, keep calm and click here.

Posted by Pediatric Dentistry VA / Tagged as ages 6 - 11

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