Spring has finally sprung, we think!!
Helmets on, mouthguards in and have fun kids! …we are here if you need us for those unplanned mouth bumps. Did you know that if a baby tooth is pushed up into the gums from a fall, it will usually heal and re-erupt into the mouth over 3-6 months? However, if a permanent tooth is pushed up into the gums, it will need to be repositioned by your pediatric dentist and stabilized with a splint for a few weeks. If your child fractures his or her permanent front tooth and ‘the pulp’ is exposed or you can see a pink spot on the tooth, this also needs to be looked at. The most time sensitive dental injury for children to seek a pediatric dentist is if a permanent tooth is knocked completely out of the mouth! – steps to follow if you are unable to reach your dentist within 30 mins:
- Hold tooth by the top or crown and gently wipe debris (grass, dirt, gravel) from the root
- Place tooth back into the socket
- Have your child bite on a cloth or sock to hold the tooth in place as you make your way the dentist
**if you do not feel comfortable placing the tooth back in the mouth – place tooth in a cup with saliva OR milk, but NOT water