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No matter how much careful you may be, accidents can happen. What do you do when if your child comes through the kitchen door crying and bleeding from a knocked-out tooth?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association have some
steps you can take to save a child’s tooth.

Step 1: Recover the tooth.

Step 2: Once you locate the tooth, do not handle it by the root.

Step 3: Gently rinse off any debris with cool water. Do not brush or scrub the tooth.

Step 4: Try to place the tooth back in the socket.

Step 5: If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place it in milk or saline (salt water).

Step 6: Call the dentist right away. It is important that your child see the dentist as soon as possible. If the dentist is unable to see you you can always go to the emergency room.

If your child’s tooth has been knocked out, it’s important to contact our dentist, Dr. Wallace Lunden immediately. You can reach Cedar Point Dentistry in Richfield, Minnesota by calling 612-866-7000.