Hockey players and tooth loss…
What to do if your tooth is knocked out accidentally:
If putting it back into its place is not an option, rinse the tooth with warm water and tuck it into your lower lip gently to keep it soaked in saliva until you reach the dentist. In the case of small children, who might swallow it, put the tooth in a plastic bag or in a cup of water or milk and add a pinch of salt until you reach your dentist.
You have a 50% chance of keeping your tooth if you get to your general dentist within 30 minutes of the incident. We all hope that something like this never happens to us, but it’s always good to be prepared! Here are some additional tips for protecting teeth as hockey players.