It is crucial to address a knocked-out tooth right away to increase the chances of replantation. If you have a knocked-out or cracked tooth, then contact your emergency dentist as soon as possible. To help ensure that your tooth can be successfully replanted at your San Jose emergency dental clinic, follow the steps in the video. Continue reading to learn how to deal with a knocked-out tooth.
As soon as a dental emergency has occurred, find the tooth or tooth fragments. Grab the tooth by the crown, or top, and never by the roots. Attempt to put the tooth back into the empty socket to protect it until you reach the emergency dentist. If you cannot place it back in, then keep it in a small cup of milk or salt water. Get to your dentist or an emergency room to replant your tooth right away.