Kids Dental Emergency
• How to save a broken tooth or a knocked out tooth
Kids Dental Emergencies
Tooth injuries are very common in babies and young children.
Parents must be prepared for these dental emergencies. In many cases a broken or even a knocked out tooth can be saved with proper handling and immediate dental care.
How to save a knocked out permanent (adult) tooth
If one of the permanent teeth is knocked out, it is possible to be saved if you:
If the tooth is placed soon back in its socket, there is an increased chance of saving it.
First aid for a knocked out primary (baby) tooth
Knocked out primary teeth should not be put back in their socket because this can cause damage to the permanent teeth already growing underneath them.
First aid for fractured / broken tooth
A dental mouth guard can protect your child's teeth from most of the mouth and teeth injuries. Mouth guards are flexible appliances made out of plastic that cover the upper teeth and gums to protect teeth and mouth's soft tissues from injury.
The cost of dental treatments can be significant and many patients may not afford it if they are not covered by their dental insurance. Learn how to choose a dental insurance plan that will provide the best dental treatment to you and your family.