If you respond quickly, a tooth that is knocked out can actually be re-implanted and retained for life. Studies show a success rate if the time outside the mouth is limited to only five minutes up to an hour.
Here are some do’s and don’ts:
1) Do not touch the root part of the tooth ( grasp the crown or enamel part of the tooth)
2) If the tooth is dirty, rinse with milk or water
3) If the tooth cannot be inserted right away, store the tooth in milk, saline, or saliva en route to the dentist
4) Note: Do not try to place a “baby tooth” back into the socket