Call your pediatric dentist as soon as possible. It may be necessary to visit the office to diagnose any other problems other than that of the tooth that came out. In addition, an x-ray may be needed in the area.
In all cases, DO NOT attempt to replace the BABY tooth.
Find the tooth, hold it by the crown (not the root) and rinse it gently with cold water (do not rub or wash with soap – water only!). If possible, put the tooth back in place and hold it there with a clean gauze or a piece of cloth. If you cannot put the tooth in place, put it in a glass of milk. Alternatively, the child may also have the tooth in their mouth, so that it is wet with saliva while you go to the pediatric dentist.
The sooner you go to the pediatric dental clinic, the better the chances of the tooth to be saved.
Call the pediatric dentist immediately! A quick reaction can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment.
Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If you find the broken part of the tooth, bring it to the pediatric dentist’s office.
Go to the hospital emergencies immediately. A blow on the head can be life threatening.
Call the pediatric dentist or visit the office as soon as possible.A toothache can, among other things, hide an underlining abscess. A dental abscess is potentially dangerous in children and needs immediate and drastic treatment. The pediatric dentist knows this and will come to see you, no matter what time or day it is.
Do not give antibiotics without a prescription. Do not put aspirin in the area or any hot compress. Instead, use a cold compress to soothe the child until you reach the office.
Absolutely! The first step is to use a mouthguard when the child is doing sports!
The second step is to use the car seat belt. Do not allow your child to hold hard objects (tennis rackets, plastic toys, etc.) since they may injure the teeth in a sudden braking.
The third step is to always take into account the child’s fatigue. Cycling and climbing become dangerous at night, when children are tired from the entire day. The same goes for the evening bath in the bathtub. Injuries occur more often when children are tired.