When children begin to explore the world around them, they are exposed to multiple falls that can hit milk teeth, resulting in situation of urgency in which parents sometimes find themselves lost about what to do or where to go. On the other hand, there may also be many blows that go unnoticed by pa
When children begin to explore the world around them, they are exposed to multiple falls that can hit milk teeth, resulting in situation of urgency in which parents sometimes find themselves lost about what to do or where to go.
On the other hand, there may also be many blows that go unnoticed by parents and when they finally come to the consultation it is because they observe that their child's milk tooth is changing color or already has an infection. That is why I am going to give you a series of "tips" that will help you to know and better control this type of situation. What should we do when the children give a blow on a baby tooth ?
How to act in the event of trauma to a baby tooth The first thing to do, that when a child hits a baby tooth, and as long as it is not associated with other more serious complications (loss of consciousness, injuries that require suturing) ...), isto contact a dental clinic,
before going to a hospital. It is the dentist who will best advise you how to act according to the severity of the blow.
The dental clinic also has all the material necessary to make a good diagnosis of the tooth that has suffered the blow, and consequently,
handle the urgency in the most appropriate way and indicate the best treatment. We must go to the dentist as soon as possible , but the time will depend above all on the type of trauma that the child has suffered and the urgency it requires.
- If it is acute: we should go as soon as possibleto the consultation, in case the milk tooth has completely left the mouth (avulsion) or has suffered a
displacementthat prevents the child from eating or close your mouth correctly. - If it is sub-acute: to go in the first 24 24 hours , in those blows that the milk tooth has suffered an intrusion (inward movement), when the tooth has mobility and bleeding of the gum (subluxation) or in case of crown fractures que that have exposed the nerve of the milk tooth.
- If it is deferred: more than 24 hours , in case of crown fractures without nerve exposure.What should the dentist do at the clinic? The dentist will perform a full clinical examination to determine how many teeth have been affected in the blow or if there are other soft tissue injuries
(bruises, lacerations, inflammations, etc.).In most cases, an intraoralradiography con is required in order to establish a more accurate diagnosis and, consequently, to determine the most appropriate treatment. Also, a
can be made to have control over possible future changes that the hit tooth may suffer. Once, determined the type of trauma suffered by your child's milk tooth, the dentist will indicate the treatment to follow, warn the parents about the complications that may appear in the milk tooth and the possible sequelae in the future
permanent tooth; and will establish the protocol of visits established by the international association of dental injuries, which in general will require a monthly check-up, at three months and at 6 months. At each appointment there will be a scan, an x-ray and a photograph
that will help the dentist to see the changes that the traumatized tooth has suffered after the blow.