Knocked Out Teeth
If a Tooth is Knocked Out…
Step 1 if the tooth is dirty quickly wash it but don’t touch the root.
Step 2 replace the tooth immediately and rush to the dentist
OR carry tooth to the Dentist in a glass of milk
OR in plastic wrap
If these are unavailable, in your mouth
- More than 1 in 10 children suffer from injuries to their front teeth.
- Most teeth replaced within 15 to 30 minutes become re-attached and function normally.
- A properly fitting mouthguard will prevent injuries to teeth and also reduce the number of face and neck injuries.
- Copy a Dental Emergency number from your telephone book.
Source: “If a Tooth is Knocked Out” Dental Health Foundation Australia