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How should you help a person with knocked-out teeth?

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  • Has a serious injury
  • Is unconscious

Call 911 if: The person has a serious injury or is unconscious.

A knocked-out permanent tooth is a dental emergency. Knocked-out teeth can be re-implanted in many cases. A permanent tooth that is re-implanted within 30 minutes has the highest chance of success.

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Dental Emergencies or Injuries."

Doughlass, A. February 2003. American Family Physician,

KidsHealth: "Dental Emergencies;" "Knocked-Out Tooth;" and "Tooth injuries."

Children's Hospital Boston: "Teeth injuries."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Dental Emergencies or Injuries."

Doughlass, A. February 2003. American Family Physician,

KidsHealth: "Dental Emergencies;" "Knocked-Out Tooth;" and "Tooth injuries."

Children's Hospital Boston: "Teeth injuries."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 19, 2017

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