What To Do When Your Child Has a Knocked Out Tooth

We understand how important your children are to you and how frightening it may be when they are injured. This is why we are here to assist you any time a dental emergency arises. If your child has knocked out tooth, follow these steps and we will be happy to help you during the medical crisis and beyond.

One thing you should do is save the tooth. Rinse it in water without soap or any chemicals. Only touch the portion of the tooth that is normally visible (the crown). have your child rinse their mouth out with water and try to gently place the tooth back in place (in its socket). Do NOT force it. If you cannot easily input it in position, put the tooth in a glass of milk.

Next, get a cold compress and put it up against your child’s face. This will help to reduce the swelling. Additionally, it will numb the area which will help reduce pain.

Finally, call our office as soon as possible. We will see both you and your child without delay for this particular emergency. Depending upon your physical location and the seriousness of the condition, we will give you more info on the telephone. We personally assess each call to make certain we understand the condition of your child so that you get the best treatment possible.

The members of our staff all know how important it is to you that your child get prompt and friendly care in a dental emergency. We will do our best to get your child out of pain and restore his or her smile as soon as possible.