In a situation where a tooth breaks or becomes fully dislodged, time is of the essence. Locate and gather the tooth (or teeth) and, even if it’s in pieces, carefully rinse it off with warm water. Next, prepare the tooth to be transported by securely placing it in milk or in a collection of your saliva.
Notify your dentist of the emergency and get yourself and your tooth to the dental office as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the accident, it’s possible that the tooth can be re-implanted.
You should consider this an actual dental emergency. If the incident occurs outside of regular business hours, you should still call your dental office. If for some reason you can’t reach your dentist, go to the nearest urgent care or emergency room for assistance.