What Should I Do if a Tooth is Knocked Out? | A CARING DENTIST

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What Should I Do if a Tooth is Knocked Out?

Do you know what to do if your tooth is knocked out?

It’s imperative that you follow a few key rules to be able to potentially save your tooth!

  1. ONLY pick up the tooth by the chewing surface. Do not touch or pick up by the root.
  2. If dirty, gently rinse with warm water.
    • Do not scrub
    • Do not use toothpaste or soap
    • Do not dry
    • Do not wrap in tissue or paper towel
  3. Reposition the tooth in the socket immediately if you can.
  4. Keep the tooth moist at all times.
  5. If you can’t reposition it in the socket, keep it in milk or tuck it in your mouth next to your cheek.

YOU MUST SEE YOUR DENTIST A SOON AS POSSIBLE!

 

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