RD: If it’s a baby tooth: apply pressure to the gum to stop any bleeding. If your child seems OK, watch for signs of infection throughout the week, such as fever or swelling and tenderness, and call Raynor Dental immediately if you see anything unusual with your child’s gums or teeth.
If it’s a permanent tooth: pick up the tooth by the crown (the chewing surface) not the root. Rinse it gently in water. Never scrub or dry it (this may remove important tissue fragments and roots). If possible insert it back in your child’s tooth socket and hold it there. Then call us immediately at 352-0006 to schedule an emergency appointment. If you can’t get the tooth back in your child’s mouth, put it in milk and take it with you.
Not sure if it’s a baby tooth or a permanent tooth? Proceed as if it’s a permanent tooth, and call us just to be on the safe side.