Preventive Dentistry

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If a tooth is cracked or chipped, see your dentist as soon as possible. If possible, place fragments I plastic wrap and take with you to the dentist.

Do not try to re-insert a baby tooth. However seek urgent dental treatment to check if any pieces of tooth remain and to ensure no other damage has beendone.

If a secondary “adult” tooth is knocked out, remain calm and act quickly.


Do the following immediately:

  • Locate the tooth and, handling it gently by the crown, ensure it is clean. The crown is the smooth white part of the tooth that is normally visible in the mouth.
  • If the root of the tooth is clean and the patient is calm and conscious, ask them to place the tooth in the pouch located between the cheek and the lower teeth. If the tooth is not clean, rinse the entire tooth in milk or very briefly in water and ask the patient to place it in the pouch between the cheeck and the lower teeth.
  • If possible, immediately place the tooth back in the socket making sure it is facing out the right way around. Immediate replacement is essential and should occur within 5-10 minutes of the tooth being knocked out.
  • Have the patient hold the tooth in place by biting gently into a sofl cloth, or the person administering first aid can use aluminium foil placed over the tooth and the teeth on either side to stabilise the tooth.
  • If you are unable to replant the tooth back in the socket, keep it moist by purring it in a cup of milk, sealing it in plastic wrap or placing it in the conscious patient’s mouth, next to their cheek.
  • Immediately seek dental treatment – time is critical to prevent permanent damage.


Extreme care should be taken with a tooth that has been knocked out. Avoid the following:

  • Do not handle the root of the tooth
  • Do not scrape or rub the surface of the tooth
  • Do not let the tooth dry out – keep it moist at all times
  • Do not put the tooth in ice or hot water.
  • Avoid rinsing or storing the tooth in water for more than 1 or 2 seconds
  • Do not remove any soft tissue fragments from the tooth.

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