Categories: Dental Emergencies

Bleeding after a baby tooth falls out

How do I stop bleeding after my child’s baby tooth falls out? Children often start losing teeth around the age of six. Usually, the two bottom teeth will fall out first since teeth tend to fall out in the order they came in.

1. Fold a clean piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area.

2. Have your child bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes.

3. Instruct your child not to brush too hard where the tooth fell out.

*if bleeding continues, see a pediatric dentist.

Dr. Easte Warnick DDS

Dr. Easte Warnick received a degree in Geology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2001. After working as a geologist for Los Alamos National Laboratory and Bechtel SAIC, she returned to school and completed dental training at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2012.

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