It is very common for children, due to their constant movement and physical activity, to receive blows or trauma in the mouth that affect both their milk teeth and permanent teeth.
Contact sports and cycling accidents are some of the main factors for this type of accidents, so they detect the main dental clinics in the Murcia Region.
There are different types of dental trauma, ranging from crown or root fractures, to mobility or complete knocking out of the tooth from its place in the dental arch (tooth avulsion).
¿What do we do if the permanent tooth is knocked out of place due to trauma?
- The first step in keep calm to handle the situation appropriately. We must proceed with the search for the tooth.
- Once found, grasp it by the crown and avoid touching the root. This step is very important, as there are cells in the root (periodontal ligament cells) that must be kept alive to ensure that once the tooth is reimplanted, the treatment is successful.
- If the root is dirty and contains traces of soil, wash it under running water.
- Once cleaned, try to put the tooth in place and keep it that way by having the child chew on a piece of gauze or a piece of cloth.
– Go to your paediatric dentist as quickly as possible.
If you are unable to reimplant the tooth yourself, keep it in a jar of skimmed milk, saline solution or store it in saliva in the child's mouth, taking care that it is not swallowed.