What to do if a permanent (adult) tooth is knocked out
When an adult tooth is knocked out, it’s a time-sensitive situation. Follow these steps promptly:
Put the tooth in a glass of cool milk, preferably, or water, or wrap it gently in a cool wet cloth
Phone our clinic for an emergency appointment
If you don’t hear back from us immediately, go to the hospital for treatment, with your tooth
If a baby tooth is knocked out, there is no cause for concern, but it’s still wise to have our dentists care for your child and assess the status of the adult tooth growing in its place.