What to do if you knock out a tooth
Act quickly, within 30 minutes, and visit the nearest dentist or endodontist.
- Pick up the tooth by the crown (the chewing surface) NOT the root.
- If dirty, gently rinse the tooth with water.
- Reposition the tooth in the socket immediately, if possible.
- Keep the tooth moist at all times.
- See an endodontist or dentist within 30 minutes of the injury.
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