How To Save A Tooth That Has Been Knocked Out

Getting a tooth knocked out can be stressful but following these steps can help you learn how to save a tooth that has been knocked out.

1. Place the tooth in milk if it has knocked out entirely
2. Reposition the tooth in the socket if possible
3. Handle the tooth by the crown (chewing area) and not the root
4. Do not dry the tooth
5. Keep the tooth moist at all times, but do not store in tap water
6. Do not wrap the tooth in tissue or paper towels
7. See your dentist as soon as possible, within 30 minutes of the injury
8. It is possible to save a tooth if it has been knocked out for more than an hour if the following steps have been followed

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