Emergency dental visits are a common thing and unfortunately it is stressful for yourself and specifically your child.
Children are more vulnerable to dental emergencies than adults because their teeth are growing and developing and including children and teens can experience sport injuries. One of the most common emergency visits we receive are for toothaches (Typically caused by dental fractures or trauma). If your child has a toothache, you can help them deal with the pain by applying a cold pad onto the aching area, cleaning the area with lukewarm water, or take out any food that is stuck there if any.
Visit your dentist office immediately if your child’s tooth has been knocked out. Normally pediatric dentist don’t try to reimplant baby teeth as it can harm the growth for adult teeth.
Timing is everything when it comes to saving your child’s tooth so be sure to:
A tooth that has been striked or banged on that has not been fully removed from the socket is identified as a “concussed” tooth. It can cause tooth discoloration especially for baby teeth. If the tooth has begun turning black, this means the tooth is slowly dying.