1. Pick up the tooth by the crown and gently rinse off any debris. Do not scrub. The ligaments attached to the roots are very important and must remain in tact.
2. Try to re-insert the tooth into the socket. Bite down into some gauze to help with the bleeding and to hold the tooth in place. Be sure you have a solid hold to avoid displacement and choking.
3. If tooth cannot be re-inserted, place in a bath of saliva, whole milk, or saline solution (1/4 teas salt in one quart of water). Transporting a tooth dry or in plain water can cause damage in a short amount of time.
4. Call the Dentist immediately to be seen for an emergency appointment. Time is of the essence! The tooth has a better chance to survive the sooner it can be re-inserted.
**** If there are more serious injuries, medical emergencies take priority over the tooth! ****
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