What to Do When You Lose a Tooth

So, you’ve lost a tooth. For whatever reason, your adult tooth has become loose or has even come out completely. While you might be sitting there panicking and probably in pain, you have to remember there is sometimes a chance of saving the tooth and reinserting it. This means you’ll need to seek medical attention as soon as you can.

Losing a tooth as an adult is more common than you might think. Sometimes it’s related to poor dental health, and teeth fall out more easily from decay.

Other times, the tooth/teeth come out because of something traumatic, like an injury. Other reasons for tooth loss include various diseases and oral cancer. Whatever the case may be, you’ll want to go to an emergency dentist or ER as soon as you can.

If you’ve lost a tooth under any circumstances, you’ll want to do the following:

  • Clean out the area immediately.
  • Rinse the tooth in milk, water, or a saline solution. Do not grab or handle the root.
  • Reinsert the tooth into the socket if you can.
  • If you can’t reinsert the tooth, put it in a glass of milk, saline solution, or your own saliva.
  • Whether you can reinsert the tooth or not, visit an emergency room or go to your local dentist for further assistance.


Replacing the missing tooth is important, for doing so as soon as possible can decrease your risk of infection or further root damage. If a dentist is unable to save the real tooth and replace it, you may be looking at an implant and crown.

These are essential for your mouth because gaps and spaces can cause more problems to your oral health. A missing tooth can result in the rest of your teeth shifting, which can increase bacteria build-up and tension. Plus, many people are simply self-conscious about missing teeth.

Brownstone Dental has known for its emergency dental services as well as our cosmetic dental services. We’ll be able to get you in as soon as possible and restore your mouth back to its normal function. If you ever lose a tooth, come to us as soon as you can! Call today!

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