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By Miracle Dental Center
July 30, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Child Tooth Loss  

Find out what to do if your child’s permanent tooth falls out and when to call your Pembroke Pines dentist.

When your children lost their baby teeth it was an exciting and momentous milestone in their lives. But now that they have their Tooth Losspermanent teeth, the last thing you want your child to deal with is tooth loss. Unfortunately, this issue still happens to many children. Here are some helpful tips from the office of your Pembroke Pines dentist at Miracle Dental Center on how to handle this dental emergency.

What to Do First

It doesn’t matter if your child lost a tooth due to a traumatic injury or severe decay, the most important thing you can do is to try to preserve as much of the tooth as possible. This means responding as quickly as possible to the emergency, while also remaining calm so that your child’s smile might be saved.

The first step is to retrieve the tooth. Always handle it by the crown and never the roots. Next, rinse it gently with warm water. Do not scrub or wash it, just let the water do the work to remove any debris or dirt.

When the tooth is clean, try to place it back into the socket. If this doesn’t work, then store it immediately in a container of milk or water. By keeping the tooth moist, you increase the chances of being able to reattach it. At this point you need to call your Pembroke Pines dentist and let them know that your child has lost a permanent tooth. We will make sure to get your child in to see us immediately. Most knocked-out or lost teeth can be reattached if treated within an hour of the incident.

If your child has lost a permanent tooth or is dealing with other dental emergencies including tooth pain, an abscess or possible infection then it’s time to see your dentist at Miracle Dental Center in Pembroke Pines right away. The sooner you seek treatment, the better. Call Miracle Dental Center today and let them treat your child’s dental emergency right away.

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