Saving a tooth that is knocked-out


A knocked-out tooth can be saved if the proper emergency steps are taken. The first 30 minutes are very important.
Do not touch the root. Pick up the tooth by the crown.
If the tooth is dirty, rinse it with water only. Do not scrub the tooth.
Try reinserting the tooth and hold in place with your finger or biting down. If this is not possible, place it in milk or water and a small amount of salt until you can see the dentist.
The sooner you can see a dentist, the better. Try to see a dentist within the first few hours.

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