Q: What should I do if my child's baby tooth is knocked out?
A: Contact your dentist immediately.
Q: What if a tooth is knocked loose, chipped or fractured?
A: Contact your pediatric dentist immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, place it in milk and bring it with you to the dentist.
Q: What about a severe blow to the head or jaw fracture?
A: Call 911 or go immediately to the emergency room. A blow to the head can be life threatening.