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Your Child Knocked Out Their Tooth? What To Do

Posted on 11/7/2022 by Fariba Mutschler
Your Child Knocked Out Their Tooth? What To DoIf your child knocks out their tooth, it can be a scary experience for you and them. It is essential to know what to do in this situation so that you can minimize the damage and get them the help they need. Here is how you can help.

What To Do When Child Knocked Out a Front Tooth?

When a child knocks out a front tooth, it can be a scary and upsetting experience. Generally, the first thing to come to one's mind is how to deal with the bleeding and bruising that often accompany such an injury. However, it is also essential to take specific proactive steps when your child has lost a front tooth to minimize long-term damage. Firstly, check for any bleeding or other signs of trauma and determine whether or not your child needs medical attention. If there are no serious complications, you can try to clean and rinse their mouth to help remove any debris from the wound. Next, try to locate the lost tooth so that it can be adequately treated or re-implanted by a dentist if necessary. Finally, make sure that your child stays calm and reassured throughout the recovery process to return to normal activities as soon as possible.

What To Do When Child Knocked Out a Primary Tooth?

If your child knocks out a primary tooth, it is not necessary to see a dentist unless there is significant bleeding or other signs of trauma. However, you should still rinse their mouth and the lost tooth with water to remove debris. Once the area is cleaned, you can try to re-insert the tooth back into its socket if possible. If the tooth cannot be re-inserted, you can store it in milk or saliva until you get to a dentist. In most cases, the primary tooth will eventually fall out and does not need to be replaced.

Give our dental clinic a call to schedule an appointment for your child. We will be able to help you through this challenging time and get your child the care they need.
My daughter was a little nervous to have her dental work done but everyone in the office was super friendly and very reassuring and that helped her nervousness go away. Thanks for the excellent dental experience. ~ Lilyana G.

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