A temporary splint to secure a tooth until the child can get to a dentist can be made in the ED with skin glue and either steri-strips or the foil from a suture pack.
Theories abound about the best course of action, but the first thing to remember is you can save an adult tooth that has been knocked out. And the sooner you act, the better. The likelihood of successful re-implantation diminishes dramatically after about 30 minutes.
In all cases, see your dentist as quickly as possible. Knocked out teeth have the highest chances of being saved if seen by the dentist and returned to their socket within 1 hour of being knocked out.
Time and correct handling of the permanent tooth is crucial in maintaining the vitality of the tooth,
Chances of successful treatment diminish with every minute the tooth is out of its normal position (socket)
Mouth injuries in children and teens are more common than you might think: about one out of three boys and one out of four girls will have experienced an injury before they graduate from high school. Besides contact sports, other types of accidents like car crashes or falls are high on the cause list.
The time when toddlers are the most curious and uncoordinated—around 18-36 months—is also the period when they’re most likely to injure their baby teeth. Accidents can happen anywhere at any time, but most dental injuries in toddlers and preschoolers happen as a result of falling down. f a baby tooth gets knocked out, most dentists suggest that it should not be put back in. Trying to replant it could cause damage later on to the permanent, adult tooth developing underneath it.
Coe-Pak and Calcium Hydroxide information.
Milk is the preferred storage medium, flavoured milk has no use, and tooth should be kept in milk for transport with ice pack around the milk if possible. Saline/saliva can also be used if milk is not available.
Above all, do not let the tooth dry out. A tooth stored in the right type of liquid can be successfully replanted up to an hour later, but a desiccated tooth has little chance of surviving. Hockey-team dentists tend to store teeth in pH-balanced liquids made for transporting human tissue, but cold milk, saliva and saline solution work, too. Use water as a last resort.
Coe-Pak The reaction between a metallic oxide and fatty acids is the basis for Coe-Pak. It is supplied in two tubes, the contents of which are mixed immediately before use. One tube contains zinc oxide, oil, a gum, and lorothidol. The other tube contains liquid coconut fatty acids thickened with colophony resin and chlorothymol.
Best video I've seen on knocked out tooth treatment - Paul Krasner
Dermabond (2-octyl cyanoacrylate) and N95 Nasal Bridge Technique... Although originally described for dental avulsions, I have also used this technique to stabilize subluxations. This is temporizing fix until the patient can get to the dentist for a definitive repair. Below is a description of the technique.
Avulsed permanent teeth are a true dental emergency and represent up to 11 percent of all cases of dental trauma. The International Association of Dental Traumatology recommends immediate first aid in the setting of an avulsed permanent tooth. This includes handling the avulsed tooth by the crown only (to avoid touching the root and to minimize contamination), washing in cold running water to remove loose debris, and immediate reimplantation, if possible, in a conscious patient.
COE-PAK AUTOMIX is a eugenol-free, surgical dressing and periodontal pack that has no burning sensation, no unpleasant taste or odor, and offers proven protection to surgical sites. This product promotes cleanliness and healing.
Save-A-Tooth is easy to use. Just put a knocked out tooth in, go to your dentist and save your smile.
If an adult tooth is knocked out, try putting it back in place and go straight to a dentist. Don't try to re-insert a baby tooth – take your child to see a dentist immediately.
If you can't put an adult tooth back into position, place it in milk and contact your usual dental practice. You may be able to see a dentist straight away or you may be directed to an urgent care dental service.