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Knocked-out Permanent Tooth

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Lost or Loose Fillings

What to do when flossing does not help.

Object Stuck in Mouth

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Tooth Sensitivity

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Wisdom Tooth Infection

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Wisdom Tooth Pain

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When your child has a knocked-out baby tooth in Ventura, it’s important to remain calm and take a deep breath. While it’s not ideal for your child to lose a baby tooth before their permanent tooth is ready to come in, prompt dental care will ensure that the knocked-out tooth doesn’t negatively impact their long-term oral health.

What to know

If your child knocks their baby tooth out, rinse their mouth with cold water to remove debris and blood in their mouth. Gently apply pressure to the tooth socket with a clean cloth or gauze. Or, have them bite a washcloth soaked in cold water; this will stop the bleeding and reduce swelling and pain from their injury.

How we treat a knocked-out baby tooth

We don’t reattach a knocked-out baby tooth; instead, we may place a space maintainer in your child’s mouth to hold the tooth’s space until your child’s permanent tooth is ready to come in.

Knocked-out Baby Tooth in Ventura - Drs. Kroll

When to seek care

While a knocked-out baby tooth requires dental care, it’s rarely a dental emergency. Baby teeth have short roots that make them easier to knock out. Unless you’re unable to stop the bleeding in your child’s mouth or your child is experiencing intense pain, you don’t need to seek emergency dental care for a knocked-out baby tooth. Instead, call us and we’ll schedule an appointment to confirm that there’s no damage to their gums or other mouth tissues.

Knocked-out Baby Tooth


If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the ER immediately.

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"Our team will assess your condition and provide recommendations. Call 911 or go to the ER immediately if loss of consciousness, uncontrollable bleeding or swelling impedes breathing.”

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