What to do if your tooth falls out
I'll take a shot at this one. If you are talking about your first set of teeth then put it in a piece of tissue and under the pillow for the tooth fairy...but I'm assuming you mean for an adult. My first reaction is to find a dentist immediately. If it was a first aid situation then you need to have that take care of quickly. If it just fell out on it's own it could be a symptom of other things so see a professional.
Now I've never had a tooth knocked out but I've had a couple knocked loose. The last time I had a tooth knocked loose they told me I was luck because if it were to come out, there was very little they could do. Since it was loose and the tooth was still in place we could try to save it. If the tooth had broken free it would have been a lost cause and all that could be done was to have a bridge or implant. I got lucky and still have the tooth though it is getting a little discolored, but that's a different story.
So if you tooth came out you need to find a dentist to get your options. The bridge is a fake tooth that is held in place by adjoining teeth. The implant is actually a replacement tooth that is screwed into the bone. (Sounds painful but the people I know who have had it done say after a couple of days it was fine and they loved it!)
The next problem might be finding the dentist. When it comes to dentists, I always recommend that people get a referral, from a friend, relative or colleague. Barring that look for a dentist in your area with some credential or certification from an organization. For instance, there are dental provider networks that visit the dentist offices before bringing them into their plan. They check for licenses, cleanliness etc before allowing them to participate.
In short unless it is a baby tooth, see a dentist immediately!
Thanks to a Marson, I did some checking and there is some possibility of a tooth reattaching if you act quickly. You will still likely need a root canal but it is sometimes possible to save a tooth!
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