Dental emergencies skip over no one. Old or young, rich and poor alike, each of us is vulnerable to these mishaps. Unfortunately, our world is not a world constructed of soft pillows.
Children are more vulnerable than anyone. They run around freely without a thought of an injury. If only we could childproof everything!
A childproof world may not be possible, but at Eaglehawk Dental we do our best to stop your child’s pain immediately. Pain is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be extended agony.
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Common Children’s Dental Emergencies And Their First Aid Steps
Your trusted team at Eaglehawk Dental treats your child’s dental emergency with ease and urgency. We want to erase the worry lines on your face as soon as possible.
We have listed some of the most common children’s dental emergencies and their first aid steps. Take a look.
This is very common in children. What with their love for sweets and cookies, this dental emergency definitely comes their way. If your child has a toothache, here’s what you can do:
- Prepare a salt-water solution by dissolving half a teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of lukewarm water. Let your child gargle with this several times.
- Help your child floss his/her mouth to ensure that no food debris is left on his/her mouth.
- Apply clove oil on the ailing tooth. Do not give aspirin to your child, nor should you put aspirin on the tooth or the gum as this can burn the gums.
- If there is a swelling, press a cold compress on the outside of the area.
- Call your dentist immediately.
Knocked Out Tooth
Knowing if the knocked out tooth is a baby tooth or not is crucial for this dental emergency. Attempting to reinsert a knocked out baby tooth yourself can damage the developing permanent tooth underneath. By the time they are 12 to 13 years old, most children will have their full set of permanent teeth.
If you are unsure, best let the dentist do the re-implantation.
If your child’s tooth is knocked out, here’s what you can do:
- Secure the tooth immediately. Hold it by the crown and do not touch the root.
- If the tooth is dirty, gently wash it in a bowl of lukewarm water for no more than 10 seconds. Do not scrub or rub the tooth.
- Soak the tooth in milk, saline solution, or saliva.
- Go to your dentist within 30 minutes of the injury.
Many children have braces to correct their crooked teeth. Unfortunately, braces can break for a number of reasons. If this happens, here’s what you can do:
- Use a clean pencil eraser to move the wire into place.
- Cover the edges with clean cotton.
- Go to your dentist immediately.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will continue in 2017
In the news:
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has applauded announcement by the Turnbull Government and its Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to reinstate the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) cap to $1,000.
Eaglehawk Dental – Your Local Dentist in Eaglehawk
Eaglehawk Dental treats you and your child’s dental emergencies. If you or your loved one is in pain, do not hesitate to call us for assistance. We urge you to visit us as soon as possible. Time is crucial in saving your teeth and your smile.
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