First aid: Tooth loss
If your tooth is knocked out, get emergency dental care. It's sometimes possible to successfully implant permanent teeth that have been knocked out, but only if you follow the steps below immediately — before you see a dentist.
If your tooth is knocked out:
If you participate in contact sports, you can often prevent tooth loss by wearing a mouth guard, fitted by your dentist.
Last Updated: 2009-11-14
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