Ever wonder what to do when your child has a mouth-related injury? Here are a few quick emergency tooth tips to help parents act quickly in emergency situations.\u00a0 Tooth Knocked Out Find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water (do not scrub or use soap). If possible, place tooth in the socket immediately and hold it there with a clean gauze or wash cloth. If you can't put the tooth back into the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with cold milk, saliva, or water. Get to the dental office immediately. The faster you act, the better chance of saving the tooth. If it is a BABY TOOTH, DO NOT re-implant the tooth.\u00a0 Broken Tooth Rinse the mouth with warm water to keep the area clean. Put cold compresses on the face to reduce swelling. Go to the dentist immediately.\u00a0 Bitten Tongue or Lip Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to keep the swelling down. If bleeding is excessive\u00a0or doesn't stop in a short period of time, go to the dentist\u00a0or hospital emergency room. Protect Their Pearly Whites Athletic mouth guards hold top priority\u00a0as sports equipment. They protect not just the teeth, but the lips, cheeks, and tongue. They help protect children from head and neck injuries, such as concussions and jaw fractures.\u00a0 Children's Dental Center is always here to help! If your child experiences a dental emergency, please contact us immediately at 317.842.TIKE. Brought to you by Children's Dental Center.