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Asked by Emilia Bartell
Oral Health and Dental Care

What should you do if your tooth gets knocked out?


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Osbaldo Fadel
January 27, 2020 7:58PM

First, track down that tooth! You can actually take it to the dentist and have it reimplanted, provided that you handle your knocked-out tooth somewhat delicately.

Once you’ve found the tooth, be careful cleaning it off—it’s best to just gently rinse it with milk or a saline solution so that you don’t accidentally damage it further. Try not to touch the roots.

On your way to your emergency dentist appointment, keep the tooth in its original socket, if that’s possible. And if not, a little container of milk is a great tooth receptacle—the milk’s sugars can feed the cells, keeping them alive until they can get reimplanted.

If all goes well with the reimplantation, your tooth can be healed in two months.

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famehut nithin
February 11, 2020 6:09AM
More than five million teeth are knocked out every year in children and adults but if this happens to you due to an injury or accident it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s lost for good. Proper emergency action can save the tooth so that it can be replanted successfully and last for years to come.
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Ruby MacWilliam
February 10, 2020 2:43PM

You should find your tooth and put something on the oozing blood then call a dentist and get help ASAP.

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Beverly A Harbach
February 08, 2020 11:38PM

Find it, put it in milk, and race to a dentist.

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Staffono Stubbs
February 08, 2020 8:45PM

beat the silly out of the person.

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Natalie Sanders
February 12, 2020 1:54AM
be careful
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Linda Penaloza
February 07, 2020 9:58PM

read the book smile to see what happena to your teeth

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Hey Jingli
February 07, 2020 1:27PM

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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February 06, 2020 11:35PM

Go to the dentist to get it checked out?!!!

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Savanna Collotzi
February 07, 2020 10:18PM

If it was a bully or mean person that did it you should find that person and say "I forgive you!".

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Robarre Bancroft
February 10, 2020 5:59PM
get a grill
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Asja Torres
February 06, 2020 5:58PM

you nock there tooth out and get some salt water for your tooth