Mobile or displaced teeth

If the tooth is not displaced and there is blood around its collar

  • It is concussed or subluxated.  
  • It might need to be stabilized.
  • Call the Dental Department or send the patient to the emergency department.

If the tooth is mobile

The dentist must check the integrity of the root and possibly splint the tooth.

If the tooth is displaced

The speed with which it is repositioned will help in maintaining its vitality.

The tooth is avulsed or severely displaced

  • Call the Dental Department immediately.
  • If possible, replace the tooth in its original position.
  • If not possible, place the tooth in cold milk.

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Reviewed by Trauma specialists at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Last updated: August 2013, January 2016


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