Everyone hopes they will never find themselves in any sort of situation requiring emergency assistance, but knowing what to do is an important life and tooth saving tool. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has a few tips if you happen to find yourself in a dental emergency:
When a Baby Tooth is knocked out: Immediately contact your child’s dentist. Because of the potential for damage to permanent teeth, a baby tooth should never be replanted.
When a permanent tooth is knocked out: Find the tooth and gently rise it in cool water – never scrub or clean with soap, then replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze or a wash cloth.
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