Help my child has knocked their tooth out – what should I do?

  • Calm the child and ensure the area is safe.
  • Check the mouth is clean and clear of broken teeth or other objects.
  • Check for any broken, chipped or missing teeth. Any whole teeth should be saved in a glass of milk or water and taken to a local dentist immediately. The dentist may be able to reinsert the tooth. Do not attempt this yourself!
  • Check the mouth for cuts from other teeth. This is important as the damage may affect any unerupted teeth.
  • If in any doubt seek support and advice from any local dental practice or call NHS Direct on 0845 4647.