What To Do When You Knock A Tooth Out

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Step 1.) Find the tooth!

  • Chances are, you have noticed your tooth falling out right away

Step 2.) Pick up the tooth by the CROWN

  • Do NOT touch the root of the tooth

Step 3.) If the root looks dirty, rinse ONLY with sterile saline solution or low-fat milk

  • Do NOT use water

Step 4.) Try to put your tooth back in its socket

  • If you are having a hard time getting the tooth to stay in the socket, soak it in low-fat milk

Step 5.) Hold the tooth in place or use gauze

  • Or use a clean washcloth

Step 6.) TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!

  • Your chances of saving your tooth are  greater if you can get the tooth back in the socket within ONE hour

Step 7.) Bypass the emergency room and get to a dentist as soon as possible!

  • And don’t forget to bring your tooth!