Understanding Knocked Out Teeth with Montshire Pediatric Dentistry

Knocked Out Baby Tooth (Avulsion)

Tooth avulsion refers to the complete displacement of a tooth from its socket due to trauma. This is a common dental emergency in children, often caused by falls, sports injuries, or accidents.

What to do if a baby tooth is knocked-out (avulsed)

If your child’s baby tooth is knocked out due to trauma, it is crucial not to attempt to replant it. Unlike permanent teeth, replanting a baby tooth can damage the developing permanent tooth underneath. Here are the steps you should follow:

  • Locate the Tooth: Ensure the avulsed tooth is accounted for and not stuck in the mouth, throat, or any other area where it could pose a risk.
  • Manage Bleeding: Apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth or gauze to the affected area to control any bleeding. You can also offer your child a cold, damp washcloth to bite down on. ​
  • Call Us Immediately: Contact Montshire Pediatric Dentistry as soon as possible. Early intervention can help manage pain, prevent infection, and address any underlying damage.

What to expect during the dental visit.

When you bring your child in, our dental team will conduct a thorough examination to ensure there are no other injuries or complications. We will check the surrounding teeth and gums to assess any damage and provide appropriate care.

The importance of timely care.

Timely dental care following a tooth avulsion is crucial to prevent complications such as infection or damage to the underlying permanent tooth. At Montshire Pediatric Dentistry, we are equipped to provide immediate care and guidance to ensure the best possible outcome for your child’s dental health.