Baby tooth

The baby tooth has been knocked out

Do not place a baby tooth back into the socket. This risks damage to the developing adult tooth

The baby tooth is displaced

Do not try to reposition the baby tooth. This risks damage to the developing adult tooth

The baby tooth has been chipped

If the tooth has fractured it is important to determine whether the nerve is exposed. Usually you will see a small bleeding point in the fracture surface if the nerve is exposed. It is extremely important to get to a dentist ASAP to clean the area and cover the exposed nerve to give the tooth the best prognosis. If the nerve has not been exposed, it is still important to attend a dental clinic as soon as possible to reduce sensitivity and minimise bacterial infiltration to the nerve.