The good news about trauma, if there can be any such thing, is that the event is usually much more traumatic for the parent than it is the patient. In any case, it is always wise to give us a call to assess the trauma. The true dental emergency usually involves adult teeth, where the amount of time between the trauma and treatment can be a critical component in a successful outcome. If an adult tooth has been knocked out of the mouth, it is best to try and rinse the tooth off with milk or water, place immediately back in the socket and then call us immediately. When in doubt with any other issues, always give our office a call. Our doctors are on call should you need help after hours.