If you act quickly there is chance the tooth can be saved. If you have a knocked out tooth, contact your dentist’s office immediately to schedule an emergency appointment, preferably within 30 minutes of the incident that caused the tooth loss. The tooth should also be found immediately, and if possible, try to place the tooth back into its position to preserve it until you reach your dentist’s office. Be sure to rinse it gently with water if the tooth is dirty. If you cannot place the tooth back in the socket, hold the tooth in the mouth next to the cheek or place it in milk if an emergency tooth preservation kit is not available. Even if it’s been longer than thirty minutes since the tooth was knocked out, get to your dentist immediately. In some cases, the tooth can be saved even if it’s been out of place for longer than an hour.