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Broken or Knocked-out Teeth (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

If you have a concern about a possible tooth injury or change in tooth color, call your dentist or doctor. Often when teeth are knocked out, however, you need to seek emergency care, especially if the tooth is a permanent one.

Seek emergency dental or medical care in the following instances:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent bleeding (won't stop)
  • Severe pain
  • Facial swelling
  • Fever
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/4/2014
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