December 12, 2020

What To Do If Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out of Your Mouth

Unless you are a hockey player, boxer, or find yourself in some other high risk career path, you might not ever consider that a tooth could get knocked out of your mouth at some point in your life. But alas, life happens and as Dr. Shaun points out in this video, about 5 million people per year have this situation to deal with. Taking action right away is key so we wanted to answer this consumer question so that you will all know what to do in advance. If you’ve ever had a tooth knocked out, we’d love to hear your story.

Steps that could save your tooth:

  • 1 – Hold by the crown, not the root
  • 2 – Rinse with cool water only
  • 3 – Keep it wet – as close to its home as possible and preferably in your mouth
  • 4- Call a dentist ASAP- time is of the essence!