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Dental Emergencies: Child with toothache Dentists in Puerto Rico

Dental Emergencies: Child with toothache

By: Anabelle Mudafort, DMD FAAPD *

 

What should I do when my child (a) hurts his mouth and loses a primary tooth (baby)?

You should contact your pediatric dentist as soon as possible. A primary tooth should never be reimplanted because under each primary tooth is developing permanent tooth. When attempting to reset the primary tooth, can harm a permanent tooth is forming.

 

What should I do if you drop a permanent tooth to my child (a)?

The permanent tooth is to be placed as soon as possible to its original position and visit your pediatric dentist as soon as possible. If you can not relocate the tooth, place it in a bowl of cold milk and see your pediatric dentist immediately. The sooner the tooth is reset, best chance you have to save him. After a time the tooth is out of the mouth, the chances of saving the tooth greatly diminished.

 

What should I do if one or more teeth of my child (a) fracture?

You should contact your pediatric dentist as soon as possible. If you act quickly, you can prevent oral infections and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. If you can find the piece of the fractured tooth, place it in a bowl of cold milk and bring to the office of your pediatric dentist as soon as possible - many times this piece can be repositioned.

 

What should I do if my child (a) receives a sharp blow to the head or has a broken jaw?

This child (a) requires immediate medical care emergency room. A blow to the head can compromise the life of your child (a).

 

What should I do if my child (a) complains of a toothache?

Call your pediatric dentist as soon as possible. It is very likely that your child (a) has a tooth infection and needs treatment immediately. You can take pain medication depending on age and weight of the child (a) in receiving dental treatment.

 

 

Can prevent dental trauma in the child (a) s?

 

The risk of an injury to the mouth can be greatly reduced by following these tips:

• If your child (a) contact sports, we recommend the use of mouthguards ("mouthguards").

• Always use safety belts and child seat (a) appropriate in cars.

• It is important that your child (a) visit your pediatric dentist every 6 months for follow-up visits. During these visits, your pediatric dentist will have the opportunity to discuss with you other prevention methods according to the age of your child (a).

 

* Dr. Anabelle Mudafort is President of the Society of Pediatric Dentists of Puerto Rico. Is Assistant Professor of the School of Dental Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico. It has a private practice in Maramar Square 101 Ave Suite 1210 San Patricio Guaynabo, PR 00968. For more information and appointments: 787-946-0277.

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