Broken or knocked out tooth
Knocking out a tooth is a medical emergency.
If an adult tooth is knocked out, try putting it back in place and go straight to a dentist. Don't try to re-insert a baby tooth take your child to seea dentistimmediately.
If you can't put an adult tooth back into position, place it in milk and contact your usual dental practice. You may be able to see a dentist straight away or you may be directed to an urgent care dental service.
If you dont have a regular dentist, contact NHS 111 for advice on where to get urgent care.
If the tooth is just chipped, you should makean appointment to see a dentist to fill the tooth or smooth it down. This isn't an emergency and can wait until the dental surgery is open.
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Information and advice about what to do if you or your child has a knocked out, broken, or chipped tooth.
If you knock out a tooth, you should: find the tooth hold it by the crown (the white bit that sticks out of the gum) lick the tooth clean if it's dirty, or rinse it in water put it back into posi
If you can't find your tooth, the space can be filled with one of the following: denture a removable false tooth that you have to take out to clean bridge where afalse tooth is glued to the t
Ifyou have broken your tooth, try to find the fragment, store it in milk and see a dentist as soon as possible during working hours. The dentist may be able to glue the fragment back on to the tooth.
If you play a sport, such as rugby or hockey, where there's a risk of being hit in the mouth, you may want to consider getting a mouthguard made by a dentist to protect your teeth. This involves taki