Find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the top (crown), not the root portion. You may rinse the tooth, but DO NOT clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Try to reinsert it in its socket. Hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean folded gauze or cloth. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, keep it moist and transport the tooth in a cup containing milk or water. See Carroll Dental Clinic P.L.C. IMMEDIATLELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth. Remember these steps:
Possible Broken Jaw: If a fractured jaw is suspected, try to keep the jaws from moving by using a towel, tie, or handkerchief wrapped over the head and under the jaw (keep easily removable in case the child becomes nauseous) and then take the child to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Bleeding After Baby Tooth Falls Out: Fold and pack clean gauze or cloth over the bleeding area. Have the child bite on the gauze with pressure for 15 minutes. This may be repeated once; if bleeding persists, see Carroll Dental Clinic P.L.C.
Cold/Canker Sores: Many children occasionally suffer from “cold” or “canker” sores. Usually over-the-counter preparations give relief. Because some serious diseases may begin as sores, it is important to see Carroll Dental Clinic P.L.C. if these sores persist.