What do I do if my child's tooth is lost?
Time is of the essence when a tooth is knocked
out. If a dentist is seen within one hour after an
accident, chances are good that the tooth can be
re-implanted and saved.
If your child's tooth is knocked
- Careful rinse the tooth in water. Make sure
that you do not touch the root of the tooth with your
hands. The root is the portion of the tooth which is
usually embedded in the gum and not normally
- Attempt to place the tooth back in its socket and
secure with a wet wrap. If this is not possible or if you
are afraid that your child might swallow the tooth, place
it in a glass containing either saliva or milk.
See your dentist immediately.
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