Tooth pain can arise from a number of reasons. If the pain is disrupting meal time or bedtime, call to have them seen right away.
“Knocked out” Baby Tooth
If a trauma has occurred and your child’s baby tooth was knocked out, do not try and re-implant the tooth. That can damage the adult tooth. Call for an appointment so we can examine the area.
“Knocked out” Permanent Tooth
If a trauma has occurred and your child’s adult tooth was knocked out, gently rinse off the tooth and try putting it back in place then call to be seen right away. If there is no way to replant the tooth, place it in a cup of fluid (saliva, milk, or water) and call to be seen right away.
Chipped or Fractured Tooth
If a trauma has occurred and your child’s tooth is chipped, most times they can be seen the next day for treatment, but if more than one third of the tooth is missing or if the tooth is too sensitive to drink water call for an appointment right away. If possible, try and locate the chipped portion. There is a possibility the piece can be re-attached.
Any trauma to the face can affect your teeth. Call for an assessment