When a tooth is knocked out, handle it only by the crown, not the root – and reinsert it if possible, then get to a dentist within 30 minutes. If reinserting isn’t possible, keep it wet in milk, water or a wet paper towel. And keep it clean. You can even put it between your cheek and gums if you promise not to swallow it — if you’re not too freaked out to remember about that. Learn more about your dental health when you call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 and come in for a free consultation.