Avulsion of Primary Teeth

An avulsed tooth has been completely displaced or knocked out of its socket.


  • Avulsed primary teeth are NOT re-implanted to prevent further injury to the developing successor tooth.
  • ¬†Locate the tooth to ensure it is not:
    • Intruded
    • Aspirated
    • Swallowed
  • Take appropriate radiographs if aspiration is suspected.
  • Refer patient to dentist in one day to one week.

Dental Care & Expected Outcome

  • Dentist will take radiograph to ensure tooth not intruded and rule out injuries to adjacent teeth.
  • Effect on permanent teeth cannot accurately be predicted.


International Association of Dental Traumatology. Dental Trauma Guidelines, Revised 2020. https://www.iadt-dentaltrauma.org/for-professionals.html.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Guideline on Management of Acute Dental Trauma. Pediatric Dentistry 2009;31(6):187-195.