A few years ago, I started thinking carefully about what I could do to improve my smile. I had lived with crooked, yellowed teeth for most of my adult life, and honestly, I just wanted to feel beautiful. I started thinking about working with a cosmetic dentist, and before I knew it, I was in an office getting a complimentary consultation. I learned about a variety of different procedures that could improve my look, and it was really fun. I wanted to create a blog all about making smiles more beautiful, which is why I made this website. Check out this blog for great information about dentistry.
If your child is a bit of a daredevil, then this behavior means they could get an injury or two. One of the injuries your child could end up with is a dental injury. Your child could chip a tooth, have a tooth knocked out, or could also have a tooth cracked. If your child has a dental emergency due to an injury or otherwise, you may not know what to do. Read on for helpful information to use if your child has a dental injury.
A Broken Tooth
If your child has a broken tooth, it can cause them pain and it can also cause other issues as well. If your child's tooth broke, it can be treated with a cap or the broken piece may be able to be put back into place. For this to work, you may want to put the tooth into a container of milk to help preserve it. If the tooth was broken up and into the root, be sure to rinse the tooth thoroughly, being careful not to drop it down the sink. Then put it into a cup or container of milk until you can get to the dentist. Try to get to the dentist as soon as possible.
A Chipped Tooth
A chipped tooth can occur if your child bites into something too hard, or if they try to use their teeth as a tool, or even if they fall on their face. If they have a chipped tooth, it may be able to be filed down. If the break is exposing a nerve in the tooth, get your child to the dentist right away to prevent them from feeling too much pain as the space can be aggravated with they breathe, eat, or drink. If your child has an exposed nerve, the tooth may need to be capped, or it could need to be pulled.
A Knocked-Out Tooth
If your child has had their tooth knocked out, it can also be painful. You will need to get your child to the dentist to be sure there isn't any trauma to any adult teeth below the surface. If it's a permanent tooth, your child could have damaged the root below. Even if it looks fine, your child should still be seen by the dentist to have X-rays and to have the tooth replaced if possible. Be sure to rinse it, put it in a glass of milk, and get to the dentist as soon as possible.
If your child has a dental emergency, you need to be prepared. Stay calm and get your child to the dentist immediately. For more information, contact a family dental clinic.Share
12 February 2021