Dental Trauma First Aid

Please click on the link below which best describes your situation.

Is it an adult tooth or a baby tooth?
Adult tooth

It is extremely important to try to save an injured adult tooth where possible 

Baby tooth

Injured baby teeth can damage the adult teeth and have effects on the development of the adult teeth

I'm not sure if it is an adult tooth or baby tooth

Only a dentist can accurately identify whether a tooth is an adult tooth or a baby tooth. Hints include the size of the tooth, colour (baby teeth are more milky white), age of the patient (children get all their baby teeth by age 2 and loose all their baby teeth by age 12). The adult teeth start erupting at age 6.

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