If the tooth is dirty, hold it by the crown — not the root! — and rinse it gently. Don’t scrub it! You might be able to place the tooth back into its socket. The faster you act, the more likely the tooth is to survive, so don’t delay! If it’s not possible to reinsert the tooth, place it in some milk to help preserve it. Don’t use water. Either way, if a tooth gets knocked out, call Dr. Max Arocha right away! You’ll need to come to our office to ensure the survival of your natural tooth.