Entire Tooth Knocked Out
Avoid additional trauma to tooth while handling. Do Not handle tooth by the root. Do Not brush or scrub tooth. Do Not sterilize tooth.
If debris is on tooth, gently rinse with water.
If possible, re-implant tooth and stabilize by biting down gently on the towel or handkerchief. Do only if athlete is alert and conscious.
If unable to re-implant:
- Best -- Place tooth in a physiologic transport medium (e.g. Hank’s Balanced Saline Solution)
- 2nd best -- Place tooth in milk.
- 3rd best -- Wrap tooth in saline-soaked gauze.
- 4th best -- Place tooth under athlete’s tongue. Do this ONLY if athlete is conscious and alert.