What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?
The most important thing to do is to remain calm. Then find the tooth. Hold it by the crown rather than the root and try to reinsert it in the socket. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a glass of milk and take your child and the glass immediately to the dentist.
Common dental emergencies include:
- Severe tooth pain
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Fractured teeth
- A tooth that is partly or completely knocked out of its socket
- Injury to the gums, tongue or other soft tissue
- Oral abscess
- Losing a filling, crown or other dental restoration
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our office at (732) 495-4444. We will make every effort to see you as soon as possible.