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What do I do when my child loses a permanent tooth?

It can happen to any child. It is better to be aware of the information in out of the blue scenarios. First, do not panic! If you stay calm, this will help your child remain calm too. It is better to talk through the situation rather than losing control.  Next, retrieve the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown not the root. Gently clean it off with water, but do not scrub it or use any soap.

If possible, place the tooth back in the socket it fell out of, and hold it there with gauze or a washcloth. But if you are not able to replace the tooth in the socket, put it in a clean container with milk until you are able to go to the dentist.

Whether you are able to return the tooth to its socket or not, you should take your child and the tooth to your pediatric dentist as soon as possible. It is important for your child to receive care as soon as possible in order to save the tooth but until then remain the tooth in milk.

Do you have any other questions about your child’s teeth? Contact your child’s dentist at Tooth Fairy.

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