Baby tooth knocked loose, What should I do?

Baby Tooth Knocked Loose AKA subluxation In continuation of our dental trauma series, I’d like to talk about dental “concussion” and “subluxation”. These two types of dental trauma are the most common dental injuries I see in the office. Basically, the individual falls forward and “bangs” the tooth (or teeth) on some type of surface…

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Knocked out Baby Tooth

Dental Trauma and injuries: Part 1 The most commonly knocked out baby tooth/ teeth are the top front teeth. Whether it is your toddler learning to walk (remember the days of the “zombie” walk?) or chasing his/her sibling and running into a coffee table, those top front teeth especially the two middle teeth are in…

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What to do if your child has a toothache?

Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen…

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