Thursday, 5 December 2013

Follow on from traumatised teeth

Following on from my blog on what to do if your child has a tooth knocked out, here are some tips on how to manage the more common situation of a front tooth being chipped as a result of trauma.

1. Believe it or not tooth fragments can be reattached so try to find the tooth fragment that has been knocked off.

2. Place the fragment in a cup of water.

3. Seek dental treatment immediately, the sooner you get to a dentists office post accident the more chance they will have of successfully reattaching a fractured piece of tooth.
Hopefully this will never happen to anyone you know, but remember to reduce the chance of dental trauma always wear a gumshield for contact sports......and the best gum shields are custom fit made by your dentist!

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