Knocked out tooth

What to do

If possible, rinse the tooth in water and place it back in its socket. If this is not possible, place the tooth in milk and keep it safe.

If the gum is bleeding, dampen some cotton wool and gently bite on it to absorb the blood.

It is very important that you book an emergency appointment with your dentist and bring your tooth with you when you attend. The sooner your appointment – ideally within the hour – the more likely your dentist will be able to save your tooth.

If you think you may have sustained a head injury (e.g. 'blacked-out'), you have a facial injury or there is more than a little bleeding, seek emergency medical help.

You must also ensure that your tenanus innoculations are up-to-date

See Emergancy dental treatment arrangments for MDCC patients