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Saving A Knock-Out Tooth?
One of the most common dental emergencies is the
loss of teeth due to trauma. When a tooth is knocked out,
time is the enemy. If a dentist is seen within one hour
after an accident, chances are good that the tooth can be
re-implanted and saved.
If your tooth is knocked out, remember
1. Carefully rinse the tooth in water. Make sure
that you do not touch the root of the tooth with your
hands. The root is the portion of the tooth embedded in
the gum and not normally seen.
2. Attempt to place the tooth back in its socket
and secure with a wet wrap. If this is not possible or if
you are afraid that you may swallow the tooth, place it
in a glass containing either saliva or
3. See your dentist
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