If a tooth is knocked out, what should I do?

If a tooth is knocked out, what should I do?

If it is a baby tooth then it cannot be re-implanted, however, it is advisable to still visit the surgery to check the health of the other teeth. If it is an adult tooth, then provided it is clean, it can be pushed back into the socket. It is advised that the patient visit the surgery immediately as the longer you leave it, the less chance it has of being re-implanted.