What to do if your child knocks out a tooth. Whenever your child needs urgent dental treatment, contact your dental office as soon as possible. If your child knocks out a permanent tooth try to find the tooth and/or missing pieces of that tooth to bring to your dental office.
Rinse the tooth gently in cool water if there is debris on it. DO NOT SCRUB IT OR CLEAN IT WITH ANY TYPE OF SOAP! If your child allows you to do so please try to replace the tooth in their socket and hold it there. You can use a clean gauze or a wash cloth for them to bite on if necessary.
If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with milk, saliva, or water.
Get to your dental office immediately. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.