Knocked out tooth? Put it back in … or in cold milk.
The British Medical Journal recently reviewed the immediate management of a knocked out tooth.
· If a milk tooth … no point in keeping it or trying to put it back in
· If an adult tooth simply put it back into the socket and keep the mouth closed as much as possible (a gumshield may help)
· If not possible (or too timid) put the tooth in cold milk and keep in the fridge.
· Of course, see a dentist ASAP.