Avulsion - Treatment Guidelines


It's not recommended to replant avulsed primary teeth.

A the initial examination make sure that all avulsed teeth are accounted for. If not it is highly recommended to make a radiographic examination in order to ensure that the missing tooth is not a case of complete intrusion or root fracture with loss of the coronal fragment. If the avulsed tooth has not been found refer the child to the paediatrician to exclude aspiration.

Patient instructions

Soft food for 1 week.

Good healing following an injury to the teeth and oral tissues depends, in part, on good oral hygiene.

Inform the parent about possible complications in the development of the permanent successor, especially following avulsion injuries sustained in children under 3 years of age.


Clinical control after 1 week and clinical and radiographic control after 6 months and 1 year. Yearly clinical and radiographic controls until eruption of the permanent successor.

Dental Trauma Guide 2010 - produced in cooperation with the Resource Centre for Rare Oral Diseases and Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery
at the University Hospital of Copenhagen - Last edited the 07-01-2014.