The sooner a knocked-out tooth is reimplanted, the more likely it is to embed itself back into the gum. It is vital that an emergency appointment is booked with the child's or young persons routine dentist. If they do not have one then there is an emergency dentist in Walsall that can be accessed.
If a tooth is knocked out follow this advice to help save the 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).
Walsall Emergency Dental Access Centre is located at Blakenall Meadow Health Centre, Blakenall Village Centre, Thames Road, Walsall, WS3 1LZ, call;
01922 443750 normal surgery hours (8.45am – 5.00pm Mon- Fri).
07976246404 Out of Hours Access (8.30am-12.30pm Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays)
Download the poster 'Save a knocked out tooth' and display in a prominent position