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.

Recommendations:

·        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.