What to do if you knock a tooth out

If you knock out an ADULT tooth

An adult tooth may be able to be replanted. This should ideally be done within 30 minutes.

Phone the dentist immediately on 0141 339 5343 or 111 if out of hours or go to A and E if faster.

Handle the tooth as little as possible by the crown not the root and store it in milk until you see the dentist. Don’t be tempted to try and clean it, just bring it along.

Kids will have adult front teeth from around 6 years of age.

If you knock out a BABY tooth

If a baby tooth is knocked out it will not be replanted.

Contact the dentist to arrange to be seen to check the damage.

Most children under 6 have baby teeth at the front.