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When a tooth gets knocked out, your first reaction is likely to be wondering how to get it back in, right? After all, we only get one set of teeth in this life. It’d be a shame to see multiple ones knocked out for no good reason!

Luckily, there are ways to keep a lost tooth alive between when it comes out of your mouth and when you get in to see one of our experienced dentists at Complete Dental Care in Newcomerstown, Ohio. We hope you don’t have to deal with this problem, but in case you do, these tips will help you stay prepared.

Keep it in milk

If your knocked-out tooth can be recovered, you’re probably wondering what to do with it while waiting to see a dentist. You have a few options, but a great one is to put the tooth in milk. The calcium in milk helps the tooth stay alive, keeping it viable to be reinserted in your gums. If you can’t access milk, keeping the tooth in your mouth is a good idea as well. Your saliva has certain properties that help keep a knocked-out tooth alive. Just don’t swallow it!

See a dentist immediately

You’ll want to call an after-hours dental clinic if you knock your tooth out in the evenings. Otherwise, you’ll want to call us immediately to inform us of the situation. It’s important that you come see a dentist immediately after getting a tooth knocked out. If you wait any longer, it’s unlikely the tooth will be able to be reinserted

If you have any other questions about the process, please give us a call at 740-254-8102.