Orange Family Dental

What should I do if I knock out a tooth?

It can be very overwhelming to handle a dental emergency, particularly when you or a loved one is in pain. The most important thing to remember is not to panic. The next few tips will help you know what actions to take to minimise tooth loss.

Knocked out Tooth
Should your tooth come out completely, follow these simple steps:

  • If dirty, rinse tooth in milk holding it by the crown (not roots). If not available use water (few seconds only) or have patient suck it clean, then put the tooth back in the socket.
  • If the tooth cannot be replanted, wrap in Glad Wrap or place it in milk or in the patient’s mouth inside the cheek.
  • Visit our practice within 30 minutes if you can. Time is critical for successful replanting.