It’s every parent’s worst nightmare that a fall or accident could damage your child’s teeth. Make sure you are prepared in the event your child has a tooth injury with some simple steps.
Did you know that according to the Australian Dental Association around one third of infants and toddlers suffer oral trauma? Protecting your toddler’s teeth is not always easy and bumps and bruises are not uncommon, especially when a toddler is learning to walk or they are busy playing. A tooth can be chipped, displaced or totally knocked out. When a tooth or the surrounding gums are injuredyour child may experience bleeding, pain, or increased sensitivity.
Tips on how to respond if your toddler experiences a tooth injury:
Tips if a primary tooth is knocked out:
Most Pacific Smiles Dental Centre locations are open 6 or 7 days a week. If your toddler experiences a dental injury call your closest dental centre location for an urgent care appointment.