What to do if you knock out a tooth

Act quickly, within 30 minutes, and visit the nearest dentist or endodontist.

  1. Pick up the tooth by the crown (the chewing surface) NOT the root.
  2. If dirty, gently rinse the tooth with water. 
  3. Reposition the tooth in the socket immediately, if possible.
  4. Keep the tooth moist at all times.
  5. See an endodontist or dentist within 30 minutes of the injury. 

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