Children are likely to experience trauma to their teeth, whether they are playing sports or just playing outside. If your child loses a permanent tooth, it is possible to save the tooth. At Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we want your child to always have a beautiful smile, so we created a step-by-step guide for you to follow if your child ever loses a permanent tooth. We want you to be prepared because the faster you act the more likely it is to save the tooth. Keep reading to discover what you should do first.
- Find the missing tooth and rinse it with water (no soap).
- Hold the tooth with a clean towel and place it back into the socket.
- If you are unable to do so, place the tooth in milk and give us a call.
- Even if you are able to get the tooth back into the socket, you will want to schedule a follow appointment with us. We need to examine the area to provide temporary stabilization to help the tooth recover.
Primary teeth and young permanent teeth are unique, so it is best to have a dentist who can handle pediatric dental emergencies. You are in luck because we specialize in pediatric dentistry. In case of dental emergencies, give us a call at (904) 264-KIDS today.