About teeth pushed out of place:
If trauma causes your child’s tooth (baby or permanent) to be knocked out of it’s normal position, call our office for an immediate appointment.
In the meantime, take the following actions:
- If possible, gently reposition the tooth with light pressure. Do NOT force the tooth back into position.
- If the tooth is very loose, hold it in place using tissue or gauze.
- You may give your child children’s acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or ibuprofen (Motrin®) if he or she is in pain.
Visit an emergency room immediately if any of the following symptoms are present:
- Chills, fever, or vomiting
- Any facial swelling
- Difficulty walking or change in gait
- Severe increase in swelling or pain
- Inability to swallow or keep liquids down
- Bleeding that does not stop even after continued pressure for 20 minutes