Accidents are a part of life and dental accidents are all too common.
Follow some of the tips below to ensure your next dental accident causes minimal stress.
If your child knocks out a ‘baby’ tooth, remain calm and follow the steps listed below:
NOTE: The crown is the part of the tooth visible inside the mouth while the root anchors the tooth to the jawbone and is not normally visible. Depending on your child’s age, the baby tooth may not have much root structure remaining. This is because the root resorbs for the tooth to become loose before falling out.
Remain calm and act quickly, ideally try to see your dentist within 30 minutes.
NOTE: The crown is the part of the tooth visible inside the mouth while the root anchors the tooth to the jawbone and is not visible normally.
If possible, try to make a note of how the traumatic incident occurred; e.g. location, type of injury, direction of injury, bleeding, swelling etc.
Try to have the area assessed as soon as possible - quick action can result in a better long term outcome.
Trauma can also cause cracks, move teeth, push them into the gums or moved into a different position.
As most mouth trauma is caused by sporting injuries, a custom mouthguard is recommended for training and playing.
The information contained on this website is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek advice from a dental professional.
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