Touch only the tooth by the clinical crown (the visual part of the tooth which is exposed in the mouth). Gently rinse the tooth if it is dirty and place it into a plastic bag with milk or saline, and then see your dentist as soon as possible. He or she may place the tooth back into the socket. Do not place the tooth into tissue paper. If the tooth can be placed back into the socket within the hour, it has a much better chance of being saved.