Knocked Out Permanent Teeth
Find the tooth, and handle it by the smooth top (crown). You may rinse the tooth but DO NOT clean the root portion or handle unnecessarily.
Attempt to reinsert the tooth into its socket. If the root is not dirty or damaged from mishandling, this is your best opportunity for successful reattachment, so just do it! Hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean gauze or cloth.
Contact a dentist immediately. If reinsertion is not possible, carry the tooth in milk or place in water if milk in unavailable. Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth by replacement.
Rinse the dirt from injured area with warm water. If front teeth are involved, locate and save any broken tooth fragments for possible reattachment. Immediate dental attention is advised when the involved tooth is sensitive to water or air.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip, or Cheek
Apply ice to the injured area. Apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean cloth if there is bleeding.
Possible Broken Jaw
If a blow to the jaw area results in the teeth not seating properly together, a fractured jaw is possible. Try to keep the jaw from moving by using a towel, tie, or handkerchief wrapped over the head and under the chin. Contact a dentist or proceed to a hospital emergency room.
Bleeding After Baby Tooth Loss
Fold and place 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, but if bleeding persists you should contact a dentist.