Tooth Injuries

Tooth Injuries

A dislodged baby tooth can't be replaced and does not need to be put back in. On the other hand, a permanent tooth, which is more sharply defined than a baby tooth, often can be saved if prompt action is taken and the tooth is handled carefully. A permanent tooth has the best chance of survival if replaced within 30 minutes.

When a Baby or Toddler Injures Gums or Teeth

Body Basics: Mouth and Teeth

If a Permanent Tooth is Chipped or Broken

If a Permanent Tooth is Knocked Out

Reviewed by: Lisa A. Goss, RDH, BS
Date reviewed: October 2010





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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