Step 4 - Recover
Finding a missing tooth (or parts of a tooth) is crucial. If you can’t, it could indicate your child has swallowed or inhaled it, meaning they’ll need medical attention as soon as possible.
If part of a tooth is missing, try your best to find it and preserve the missing part of the tooth in some milk and bring it with you to the dentist. Choose a container with a lid, as it’ll make travelling to your practice much easier.
If a whole permanent tooth has fallen out, be careful to pick it up without touching the sensitive nerve. If your child is a little older, and willing, putting the tooth back in the socket will give it the best chance of surviving. Alternatively, you can preserve it in milk or saliva and bring it with you to the practice.