Falls and physical abuse are not the only reasons you could have a knocked-out tooth, the list of causes of broken teeth is long and includes assault, sports injuries to the face, and multiple traumas to the head. Irrespective of the cause, it is important to seek emergency dental care within the first hour of having your tooth knocked out.
However, when seeking treatments for knocked-out teeth for adults and children, you need to slightly change your approach for each. An experienced emergency dentist in Toronto would advise not to re-insert the broken baby tooth of a child into the socket because it could damage the permanent tooth not yet surfaced. Contrastingly, they would suggest actually re-inserting the broken tooth in an adult’s case even before seeing an emergency dentist.