My tooth is broken. What should I do?

If your tooth has been eliminated, it is important to determine if it is one:

  • Milk tooth (small, white, bluish crown)
  • Permanent tooth (big yellowish crown)If you are unsure of which tooth it is, follow the treatment guidelines for permanent teeth. No matter what type of tooth that has been eliminated, it is important to contact the dentist.

An ejected milk duck is rarely returned to prevent damage to the permanent tooth that lies under the roots of the milk teeth. The milk teeth are the child’s first tooth set, which is later replaced by permanent teeth. Therefore, the permanent teeth will emerge when it is fully developed.

In case of a dental injury, it is important to contact the dentist and report the injury to the insurance company. Dental damage may have caused permanent teeth damage. This will only be visible when the teeth grows.

Permanent teeth
If a permanent tooth has been ejected, it can be retracted and grow. However, it is important to shop quickly – preferably within 30 minutes. Furthermore, it is a good idea to contact a dentist.

It is important that you hold the crown of the tooth and not on the root when you find the tooth. The pictures illustrate how to keep your teeth.

Put your teeth back in place:

Find your teeth. When you find the tooth, hold the crown of the tooth (the white part) – and not on the root (the red part).
Determine if the root is intact (see if it is too short, has a crash or sharp surface). If the root is intact, proceed as follows:
Rinse your teeth under running water for 10 seconds. Alternatively, the tooth can be put into the mouth and cleaned in the saliva by sucking it.
The tooth can now be put into the mouth again. The other teeth can serve as an indication of how the teeth are to be placed in the mouth. When the tooth is in place,do not press it too hard.
If you have aluminum foil around you can use this as a “cover on the tooth” and then press the tooth in place. Alternatively, carefully bite into a handkerchief.
Seek a dentist as soon as possible.If it is not possible to put the teeth in place yourself, follow the instructions below:

Find your teeth. When you find the tooth, hold the crown of the tooth (the white part) – and not on the root (the red part).
Store the tooth in milk or physiological saline from a first aid kit. Alternatively put your mouth in your mouth until you reach the dentist.
It is important to follow the above guidelines to keep root cells intact so that the teeth can be attached again. Furthermore, the teeth have the best chance to survive if treated within 30 minutes. The tooth can survive and get stuck in the tooth kit all the life if the action is performed quickly and accurately.

It is recommended to follow up with a dentist visit to investigate the teeth and adjacent teeth, gums and toothbones.