I knocked out tooth, can it be saved?

Oral injuries are often painful, and should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible.

  • Attempt to find the tooth
  • Rinse, do not scrub, the tooth to remove dirt or debris.
  • Place the clean tooth in your mouth between your cheek and gum or under your tongue
  • Do not attempt to replace the tooth into the socket as this could cause further damage.
  • Get to the dentist. Successful re-implantation is possible only when treatment is performed promptly

If it is not possible to store the tooth in the mouth of the injured person, wrap the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze and immerse it in milk.