The two front teeth are by far the most commonly avulsed teeth due to their position and the nature of how we fall or how facial injuries occur. Management of an avulsed permanent tooth differs from that of an avulsed baby tooth. Unlike a knocked out baby tooth, we do want to re-insert that knocked out permanent tooth asap. Our American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend re-implantation within 60 mins. Research shows the cells that line the root of the teeth begin to die within 5-10 minutes outside of the socket.
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Here is a step by step poster guide from the IADT (International Association of Dental Traumatology). Share this with your children’s school teachers and sports coach!
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