First-Aid Tips for a Child Suffering from Dental Trauma
Children are highly active and sometimes prone to injury. Some children also have bad habits like chewing on pencils and pens. This increases their chances of suffering chipped teeth, dental fractures and soft tissue trauma.
In some of these situations you might need to apply some basic first-aid while seeking emergency treatment from a dentist like Dr. Saad.
If the child has blood or unwanted material in their mouth you can help them gently rinse it away with a little lukewarm saltwater. This might also allow you a better look at the traumatized area. Soft tissue bleeding might be managed by packing the area with some sterile gauze.
If a permanent tooth has been knocked out whole and kept alive Dr. Saad might be able to reinsert it into the periodontal socket. However, the tooth needs to be fully intact and kept alive. The tooth can be kept alive by placing it in a tooth-preservation product, or by having the child hold the tooth between their cheek and gums.
Gently applying some topical oral analgesic to the surrounding gums might help minimize their pain while you make your way to Rhome Family Dentistry.
If you are in the Rhome, Texas, area and you or someone near you has just suffered a significant dental trauma, you should call 817-636-0608 to seek emergency treatment with Dr. Saad.