Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
First of all, remain calm. If possible, find the tooth and hold it by the crown rather than the root. Replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze or a washcloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, try to keep it moist. Place the tooth in a clean container with (in order of preference); “Save a Tooth” kit, milk, saliva, or water. Contact our office as soon as you can 623-362-1150. If it is after hours, take your child and the container immediately to an emergency room. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth. Also contact our office, which will connect you to our afterhours answering service. They will contact the doctors, who will try to reach you as soon as possible to discuss follow-up care, root canal therapy, etc.
Possible Broken Jaw
In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.
Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out
Fold a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes; if bleeding continues, see a dentist.
Cold or Canker Sores
Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, visit your dentist.
Knocked Out Baby Tooth
Do not attempt to reimplant a baby tooth. Control the bleeding with firm pressure and gauze or washcloth. Give over the counter children’s pain medicine, if needed. Ice pack and popsicles for any bruising or swelling. Contact our office so we can do a follow up exam.