Injury Prevention

Dental Emergencies

Tooth knocked out:

  1. Pick tooth up by the chewing end (not the root).
  2. Clean it by gently stirring it in a cup of cool milk.
  3. Reinsert tooth into socket.
  4. If unable to reinsert tooth, place it in a cup or plastic bag containing cool milk.
  5. Place sterile gauze over the space where tooth was and have child gently bite down.
  6. Call dentist.

Broken tooth:

  1. Clean gently with warm water.
  2. Apply cold compress.
  3. Call dentist.
Last Update
May 23, 2008
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Last Update
May 23, 2008
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