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In case of the dental injury, you should:
Keep calm and handle the injury carefully. If there is bleeding, bite on a gauze or cotton roll to stop it.
Mobile or Displaced Tooth
If you have learnt how to place the displaced tooth back and feel confident, then move the tooth back to its original position in a calm patient.
If you are not sure, do not try to move the tooth; only ask the patient to close the mouth and bring the teeth together carefully and slowly. The tooth will return to its natural position if the displacement is minor. If the patient cannot bite down or the tooth does not return to its original position, stop trying!
Look for the fractured piece. You may not be able to distinguish a fractured part of a tooth from a whole tooth. Hold the crown. Do not touch the root. Put in a container with physiological saline (from pharmacy), cold milk or patient’s saliva at once to keep it moist and alive. Do not use other liquids.
Knocked Out Tooth
Look for the tooth and hold the crown only; do not touch the root. Put it in a container with physiological saline (from pharmacy), cold milk or patient’s saliva to keep it moist and alive. Do not use other liquids.