DON’T throw away your knocked out tooth, It can be “save”!!
Do you know what to do with a knocked-out tooth? Whether the cause is sports, an accident, or assault, it is important to know what to do and when to do it.
STEP 1: FIND BACK THE TOOTH
Don't be panic, If you or friend around you fall and a tooth is knocked out! Try to find the tooth back! After you found the tooth, hold the tooth by the crown (the head part/the white part), not by the root (the yellow part).
STEP 2: CHECK THE TOOTH
Check whether the tooth is adult or milk tooth. The primary tooth should not be replaced once it has been knocked out. If it is an adult tooth, check the tooth if it is contaminated
STEP 3: WASH THE TOOTH
Rinse shortly ( no more than 10 seconds ) the contaminated tooth with cold tap water, and make sure you have clean it thoroughly
STEP 4: TRY PUT IT BACK OR HOLD IT IN PLACE
After you clean the tooth, try to put the tooth back in its place. This can be done by the yourself or an accompanied adult. If not contaminated, replant immediately, if possible. Hold the tooth in place. Then, bite on a handkerchief to hold it in position and go to the dentist immediately.
STEP 5: "STORE" IT CORRECTLY IF YOU CANNOT PUT THE TOOTH BACK
If you cannot put the tooth back in, place it in a cup of milk or saline. When milk or saline are not available, place the tooth in the child's mouth (between the cheeks and gums), or put into a cup with your own saliva.
STEP 6: IMMEDIATELY SEEK DENTAL TREATMENT
Then immediately seek specialized dental treatment. Usually, your dentist will want to reimplant your tooth as soon as possible, ideally within an hour of it being knocked out. If you have already attempted this yourself, they will check that the tooth is in place correctly. The tooth will then be splinted to the teeth next to it to hold it in place while it heals. Clear plastic or a thin piece of wire will be used. You may need to keep the splint on for one or more weeks – your dentist will advise you.
Children between 7 and 10 years of age are more exposed to suffer avulsion due to the elasticity of the bone at this age. During the healing period, you are advised to take soft diet and good oral hygiene.