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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

With children, accidents happen. Do you know the proper steps to take in the event of an accident with your child's teeth? You should take your child to a hospital or dentist immediately if a tooth is knocked out or damaged.
Use the following steps to help save the lost or damaged tooth:
  • If the child is young and the teeth or tooth is loose, remove the tooth or teeth to prevent the child from chocking.
  • If a permanent tooth as been knocked out, it can often be saved if you take the following steps immediately:
  1. Find the tooth
  2. Handle the tooth by the part you normally see, not the root
  3. Gently rinse the tooth under water in a closed sink
  4. Do not scrub the tooth
  5. If possible, place the tooth in the opening it fall out of
  6. Hold the tooth in place while you're in route to the hospital or doctor
  7. If the tooth can't be placed back into the opening, place it under your tongue or in milk

If you take the above steps, the chances of saving your child's tooth or teeth will be great.


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