How Should Cracked or Knocked-Out Teeth Be Handled Before Going to the Dentist?

  • Handle the tooth carefully, avoiding touching anything beyond the crown part.
  • Do not remove gum tissues attached to the tooth.
  • If possible, place the tooth in milk and take it to the dental clinic immediately.
  • Avoid re-inserting the tooth into the gums as it can cause further damage.
  • The dentist needs to re-implant the tooth within thirty minutes to save it.
  • After re-implantation, the dentist may use a stabilizing splint for support.

Thanks for that piece of advice. The hardest part is finding out if it’s a tooth problem, gum problem, or a lip laceration… with all that blood in there and the child screaming out loud, there is no way of knowing… :grimacing:

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Hello jayshreeonline

I understand how challenging it can be to handle dental emergencies, especially with a distressed child. It’s tough trying to figure out what’s going on with all the blood and screaming! Here are some tips:

  1. Apply a cold, wet gauze to the bleeding spot and have them bite down if possible.
  2. Help reduce swelling by letting them suck on an ice pop or applying a cloth-wrapped ice pack to the cheek.
  3. If there’s pain, give acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  4. Watch out for gum swelling, persistent pain, fever, or any unusual changes in tooth color.
  5. Reach out to the dentist for advice.
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Thanks a ton for the advice… :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: this helps