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My Child Knocked Out a Tooth: What Should I Do?

date: 07.19.2024

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Dr. Elizabeth "Andie" Shin, DDS - BCC Pediatric Dentistry

Elizabeth Shin, D.D.S

Elizabeth "Andie" Shin, D.D.S. is a board-certified, award-winning pediatric dentist and the Founder and President of BCC Pediatric Dentistry. Most of all she loves helping children achieve lifelong oral health.

How to Deal With a Child’s Knocked Out Tooth

A knocked out tooth is a common injury that can happen to anyone. If your child knocked out a tooth, you should try to find it and put it in a glass of milk. If you can’t find it, go to the dentist as soon as possible.

What to do if your child knocks out a tooth

Do not try to put the tooth back in the socket. This can cause more damage. If the knocked out tooth is a baby tooth, it will eventually fall out on its own. But if it’s a permanent tooth, you will need to see a dentist.

  • If the knocked out tooth is a baby tooth, it will eventually fall out on its own.
  • If the knocked out tooth is a permanent tooth, you will need to see a dentist.

How to find and save a knocked out tooth

The best way to find and save a knocked-out tooth is to look for it right away. If you can find the tooth, pick it up by the crown (top) and put it in a glass of milk. Avoid touching the root of the tooth. If you can’t find the tooth, go to the dentist as soon as possible.

When to see the dentist about a knocked out tooth

If your child knocked out a tooth, take your child and the tooth to the dentist as soon as possible. The sooner you go, the more likely it is that the tooth can be saved.

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