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Tooth pushed out of place

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