April 10, 2013

What Do You Do If Your Tooth Is Knocked Out?

What do you do if your tooth gets knocked out?  DON'T rinse it with water!  Lick it clean and put it back in place and gently bite to hold it in position until it stabilizes.  If you need to transport it to the dentist, soak it in milk.  Tooth reimplantation does sometimes work, the sooner the better, if you're lucky.

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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