My child knocked out a permanent tooth. What should I do?

If your child has lost (avulsed/knocked out) a permanent tooth, it’s very important that you seek treatment immediately to keep the tooth alive.  Please follow the steps below until you are able to contact us.

   1. Hold the tooth by the crown. Avoid touching the root.

  • Rinse the tooth with salt water or cold milk. NOTE: Do not use regular water to rinse/store the tooth.
  • If the root is intact, try to reinsert the tooth into the socket and have the child bite down normally. If unable to do so, place the tooth in a glass of cold milk and head to our office/ER immediately

If your child has knocked out a baby tooth, do not reinsert it. Come see us at first availability.