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What should I do if a tooth is knocked out?

added on: March 26, 2014

Call us as soon as the tooth is knocked out. It is important that you get to us as quickly as possible – no more than 30 minutes is best. Do NOT wash or scrub the tooth. If the tooth is very dirty, rinse it in milk or with your own saliva. Handle the tooth as little as possible and only touch the portions of the tooth that would normally be exposed in your mouth. If possible, place the tooth back in its socket. If that is not feasible, put the tooth in a cup of milk or under the tongue for transportation. The sooner the tooth is replaced, the higher the possibility that it will survive.

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