When tooth rescue box is not available:
When a tooth rescue box is not available on the spot
When teeth are very loose they eventually have to be removed immediately. They may be swallowed or aspirated by the probably numb injured person. Attention! Risk of suffocation!
Dislocated teeth must be repositioned and splinted.
The tooth may be knocked out or it is dislocated into the bone of the jaw:
Search the tooth!
Visit dentist immediately. A x-ray shows whether the tooth is knocked out or is in the jaw. When the tooth was knocked out search the tooth! When found put it immediately into the tooth
Search for the fragments and store moist (e.g. in the tooth rescue box).
Visit dentist. The fragments may be reattached to the tooth.
Visit dentist, have your teeth examined.
Even when no injuries are visible the tooth may be heavily injured. The root may be fractured (Root fracture). The pulp may die (Pulp necrosis, pulp gangrene).
The tooth injury must be documented, especially in cases of violence or accidents during work or school. Only by well documented dental examinations a possible complication - which may get obvious after several years (!) - may be traced back to the original trauma. Only in these cases the high costs for necessary dental treatments are payed by insurances, aggressors, ...