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When Your Child Knocks Out a Tooth

As long as you know what to do when your child knocks out a tooth, you can react with confidence. The calmer the situation, the better your child’s chances of a good outcome.

Dr. Jason Lane suggests the following steps:
1. Locate the tooth.

There is a possibility the tooth was partially fractured instead of knocked out. If it was a baby tooth, then just focus on calming your toddler and stopping the bleeding.

2. Clean the tooth.

If it looks like a permanent (adult) tooth was displaced, hold it by the crown and rinse it in a bowl of milk without scrubbing it, as this could damage tiny fibers that aid in reattachment.

3. Reinsert the tooth.

Carefully place the tooth back in its socket. It’s okay if it isn’t perfectly oriented – being back in place will keep it safe and protected until we can look at it. If you aren’t able to put the tooth back, bring it in a secured container of milk to our Wasilla dentist.

4. See Dr. Lane ASAP.

Try to contact Lane Family Dental to find out when we can see your child.

Whether you were able to reinsert the tooth or not, it’s imperative that Dr. Lane has a look at it to see what can be done. If the tooth winds up being a loss, he will discuss options for eventually filling in the gap.

Don’t let the next dental emergency catch you off-guard! Contact our Wasilla dental office today to plan a time to meet Dr. Lane. That way, you’ll know who to call in the event your child knocks out a tooth.

Posted on Behalf of Lane Family Dental

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  • Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
Paulette E
Paulette E
22:45 09 Feb 18
About a year or so ago I discovered Lane Dental. Due to circumstances in my life I hadn’t been to a dentist in a really long time. They were very caring and kind. Since then I’ve had some teeth removed and am currently having a partial made. They have been patiently working with me and my insurance. Asia has been wonderful to work with for my scheduling and Dr. lane has been so kind and gentle. His assistants have been a real pleasure also. Thank you to the entire staff 🤗
Ryan Hill
Ryan Hill
17:43 21 Mar 18
I have always had a wonderful experience with this office. Everyone is always nice and welcoming. The office is clean and beautifully decorated. I would recommend this office to anyone.
Jan Miller
Jan Miller
17:14 02 Dec 17
Finally, a dentist I look forward to coming to. Great staff, lovely warm waiting area. Dr.Lane is gentle, kind and professional. He explains each process so you know what he is doing. My teeth look great after he fixed some chips in my front teeth.I highly recommend Lane Family Dentistry.
Macey Shapiro
Macey Shapiro
19:53 05 Mar 18
The best dentist I’ve had in my 60 years. Absolutely impeccably clean facilities. New facilities. The latest techniques and strategies to provide excellent dental care. And most of all the least amount of pain I’ve ever felt at the dentist.
Douglas Gregory
Douglas Gregory
01:07 30 Nov 17
Fantastic customer service! Everybody there is very friendly and easy to talk to. They explained everything that was going on with my teeth, provided a plan to get them back in good shape, and cleaned em up real nice. It may have been a while since my last trip to a dentist, but I don't remember the visits being so relaxing.
Jessica M.
Jessica M.
02:11 28 Apr 18
Great atmosphere, staff, and dentist. I had a bad experience the last time I went to the dentist so I was petrified to go in but this place was totally relieving. Me and my family will always be coming here with our dental needs.
Adrian Hull
Adrian Hull
00:16 01 May 18
My husband and I recently found Lane Family Dental. We are both so pleased with their professionalism, modern equipment and outstanding care. The people at the front and Dr. Lane's dental assistant are bright, cheeful and professional as well. Living in Talkeetna we are so pleased they have two offices, one being in Willow which is quite convenient. Thank you Lane Family Dental for providing such great care to the Mat-Su Valley.
Kim Washington
Kim Washington
20:20 22 May 18
I have really truly tried to avoid all dentist's! But I love Lane Family Dentist!! Very Much Looking Forward to my next appointments!! Must Visit!! You Wont Be Disappointed 😊!! 5'Stars!!
Ronald Chester
Ronald Chester
00:22 23 May 18
Al though I went a long time without teeth I am glad to have them now Dr Lane is very good he is the best dentist I have ever been to he cares about my teeth he didn't hurt me like some have in the past I would like to thank him and his staff they ate all caring and professional people I highly recommend his dental services thanks
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LANE FAMILY DENTAL OF WASILLA

1301 PALMER-WASILLA HIGHWAY
WASILLA, AK 99654

Office Hours
  • Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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