Chipped, Damaged or Lost Teeth in Childhood

Dental mishaps such as loosened or chipped teeth are commonplace in childhood. But even the most minor incident should quickly be brought to the attention of the child’s dentist as there may be repercussions.

Most critical is a lost adult tooth. Here’s what to do when that happens:

– Clean the tooth thoroughly.

– Reinsert the tooth gently into the socket.

– You have one hour before the tooth dies – so see a dentist immediately.

No matter how trivial the dental injury may seem parents should always inform the dentist and allow him or her to “assess and repair the damage without delay” and you can read more at