Regular dental visits can help you avoid future dental problems.
Dental trauma is something we can’t avoid. It involves damage to the teeth and/or the surrounding oral structures and can present in many different forms. Some of the areas go unnoticed by parents and accordingly are found in subsequent dental examinations. The most commonly affected teeth in dental trauma are the upper teeth and damage to them can include chipping, loosening and displacement.
Fractured Teeth of Children
If your child does have a dental trauma, be sure to inspect your child’s mouth to ensure that no pieces of a tooth are stuck in the gums, tongue, or lips. Rinse the mouth with water to clean the area. Try to locate and save the tooth fragment that broke off. Try to see your dentist as soon as possible following the incident.
Object Caught In Between Teeth
If your child has something caught between his or her teeth, use dental floss to remove it gently. Never use metal, plastic, or sharp tool to remove a stuck object. Consult a dentist if the problem is more severe.
Knocked Out Teeth
Knocked out teeth is a sitation when the tooth is knocked completely out of the socket. Time is the most critical factor for the success of an avulsed permanent adult tooth. The sooner a permanent tooth can be re-implanted, the better the prognosis.
If a dental trauma does occur, contact your dentist as soon as possible. For any questions abut your dental health or if you need a routine dental appointment, contact us at Maple Family Dentistry today!