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Dental injuries and dental emergencies are really popular amongst kids. Injuries to your child's teeth can occur from falls during sport activities or play. The injury may be to a primary tooth or a permanent tooth. On an average, one third of children have suffered some type of dental trauma and more have suffered a dental emergency.
Typically, there are two high risk periods for dental trauma: the first is when your kid is 18-40 months old and the environmental exploration starts and the second is the adolescent period when sport related injuries become common. Here are some of the most popular childhood dental emergencies that require emergency dental services.
Knocked out baby tooth:
If something happens to your child's baby teeth or primary teeth you should visit an emergency dentist as soon as you can. If a tooth is fully out, don't make any effort to fix it back in the socket. Even though, it is very typical for children to lose primary teeth, losing a tooth due to an accident could impact the permanent adult tooth underneath. Thus, you should consult a dentist immediately.
Knocked out adult tooth:
If in an accident the adult tooth of your child gets knocked out, then you should put it back in the mouth. Hold the tooth by the crown. If it is dirty, don't do anything apart from just rinsing it with water, don't scrub the tooth or remove any attached remains of tissue. Try to put the tooth back in the socket, but if it not possible, then put the tooth in a cup of milk, water or saliva. Rush to the emergency dentist ASAP.
Bitten lip or tongue:
If there is heavy bleeding take your child to the emergency dentist as soon as you can. Use ice pack to reduce the swelling. Do not use any ointment on the lip or tongue to stop the flow of blood. It can be really risky.
In case of broken tooth, first rinse the mouth with lukewarm water to keep the area clean. If there is swelling then put ice pack on the affected area, it will help in reducing swelling. Visit the dentist right away. If there are broken tooth fragments then take them along with you to the dentist. If possible, wrap the tooth piece in a wet towel.
Objects caught between teeth:
Try to remove the object gently with the help of a dental floss. If it doesn't seem to help, visit your dentist. Do not use any pointed or sharp tool to remove the object.
Rinse the mouth with water to clean it. Give your child what you usually give him or her for pain relief. Do not use aspirin on the gum tissue or aching tooth. Visit your emergency dentist as soon as you can.
Rush to your emergency dentist. Again you can use cold compresses to keep swelling reduced.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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