Permanent Tooth Knocked Out

Avulsed Tooth

If a tooth has been knocked out of the mouth, you must see a dentist immediately.    If the tooth can be placed back into its socket within an hour, there is a good chance the tooth can be saved.

This is what you need to do:

1.      Call the dentist.

2.      Pick up the tooth by the crown and rinse it under lukewarm water.  DO NOT TOUCH OR SCRUB THE ROOT.

3.       Put it back into its socket; if not place it into the cheek pouch.

4.      It is very important to keep the tooth moist. If you can not put the tooth in the mouth, soak it of milk, some saliva, or water as the last option.

5.      See your dentist immediately.

The dentist will try to place the tooth in its socket.   The tooth may reattach and a root canal therapy may be necessary later on.