Knocked a tooth out?
Here's what to do to help save your tooth
Step 1: Pick the tooth up by the crown only (do not touch the root)
Step 2: Lick the tooth clean if it is dirty, or rinse it in water
Step 3: Stick the tooth back in position (adult teeth only)
*** Never try to re-insert a baby tooth ***
Step 4: Bite on a handkerchief to hold it in place
Step 5: Go straight to a dentist
If it's not possible to put the tooth back in position, put the tooth in milk and go straight to a dentist (out of hours go to A&E).
For more details see 'Save a Knocked Out Tooth'
Broken or chipped a tooth?
Tooth fragments can sometimes be glued back into position.
Find the fragment and take it to your dentist who might try or will build your tooth up with a tooth-coloured filling.
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