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Injuries to teeth

Fractures of the crown and ugliness of the front teeth leave adverse psychological effects on the child and his parents. The most affected teeth due to accidents are primary or permanent upper middle incisors. The amount of injuries to the head and face of children is high. Factors such as falling, exercising, falling down the stairs, hitting the mouth while drinking water from the tap, etc. cause head and face injuries.

Blow to the tooth

Of the injuries to the head and face, trauma to the teeth of children and teenagers is much more common. At all ages, trauma is more common in boys than in girls. Factors such as upper front teeth and open lips also aggravate this.

Dislodged tooth due to impact or accident is one of the various causes that cause patients to visit the dental emergency department. Most of these patients are young athletes and children aged one and a half to two and a half years old because it is around this age that children just learn to walk.

Treatment of damaged teeth

  The treatment of such a tooth consists of implanting or re-grafting it in its place, but this operation is not always successful. The reason is that the tissues supporting the tooth are living tissues, and they are damaged by the impact that causes the tooth to pop out. When a tooth is pulled out of its place, its dental fibers are torn, and therefore the attempt to successfully reimplant the tooth depends on keeping this tissue alive.

Primary measures necessary for teeth after traumatic injuries

If at any age due to an accident, falling down stairs or a bicycle, while playing or fighting, or for any other reason, a permanent tooth of you or someone around you is pulled out of its place and comes out of the mouth:

  • Keep calm and do not throw the tooth away.
  • Avoid any manipulation of the tooth surface.
  • Take the tooth by its crown. Rinse under the faucet and place it in the person’s mouth. See a dentist as soon as possible.

Putting the tooth in place

For this, make sure that the external and internal surfaces of the teeth are positioned correctly. The outer surface of the tooth is smooth and the internal or lingual surface is hollow. You can use the shape of adjacent teeth for diagnosis. Avoid seriously manipulating the tooth area during placement.

After you put the tooth in its place, gently press the edges of the gum with your finger and place a piece of gauze or a clean wet cloth on the tooth. Then ask the child to hold it by pressing his teeth.

What to do if it is impossible to put the tooth in its place?

  If it is impossible to put the tooth in its place for any reason, you should immediately put it in a glass of milk and see a dentist in Kingston. If milk is not available, put it in a napkin moistened with the person’s saliva.

In no way should you put the tooth in a paper towel or dry cloth, because the towel causes the dental fibers to lose water and as a result, they die, if the environment of the tooth should be moist. If you use a napkin, you must wet it.


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