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Knocked Out

No one plans to knock out a permanent adult tooth, but responding quickly to an incident makes the difference between saving the tooth versus losing it forever. The complete removal of the tooth from the socket and finding it on the floor (yikes!) is called an avulsion. In this case, the tooth is completely severed from its nerve and blood supply in which a timely response is needed to save it. (Please note, that if it is a baby tooth, you do not need to save it.) So what do you do when your adult tooth is knocked out? First you need to find it. Yes, find the tooth, get the people around you to help you look. Chances are you may not be in the best shape yourself to look for it since you

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