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What to Do If Your Child Chips a Tooth


Posted on 12/5/2022 by Fariba Mutschler
What to Do If Your Child Chips a ToothIf your child chips a tooth, do not panic! It is vital to follow some steps to ensure that the tooth is adequately cared for. It will ensure that your child's smile stays healthy and bright.

Steps To Follow


When your child chips a tooth, you should first stay calm and reassure your child that everything will be okay. If the tooth is still intact, try to gently push it back into position using a gauze or a piece of a soft cloth. If the tooth has ultimately come loose, try not to touch the roots but instead work directly on the attached portion of the tooth to gently restore its position and minimize any damage to surrounding tissue. You may also want to apply some over-the-counter pain relief medication if your child feels uncomfortable or in pain. Once you have addressed any immediate concerns, you can seek help from your dentist to determine what added steps you need to take for long-term care.

Possible Treatments for a Chipped Tooth in Children


There are several different possible treatments for a chipped tooth, depending on the severity of the damage. For tiny chips, your dentist may smooth out the rough edges and then polish the tooth. If the chip is more significant, your dentist may need to use bonding material to restore the tooth's shape and appearance. Your dental expert may need to place a crown on the tooth to protect it from further damage in more severe cases. It is crucial to seek professional dental and oral help to ensure that your child's tooth is adequately cared for and that their smile stays healthy and bright.

Time is essential when it comes to a broken tooth. In case of a chipped tooth, call our dental clinic to get an appointment for your child as soon as possible.
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