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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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3 Immediate Steps To Follow If Your Child Loses A Permanent Tooth In A Fall

by Myrtle Banks

Your child will go through plenty of milestones in his or her life, like learning to walk, playing, runningplenty of other high-energy activities – some of which can result in a fall. Some falls are harmless while others may result in issues you need to address as quickly as possible. This is one of them. If your child loses a permanent tooth in a fall, follow these immediate steps before getting to the emergency dentist.

Put The Tooth In Milk Or Saliva 

There may be a way to save a knocked-out tooth if you get immediate dental help. Some dentists recommend putting the tooth in milk or saliva and sealing it in a plastic wrap before seeking advice from an emergency dentist. Try not to let it dry out and avoid using tap water. Other places recommend using saliva if your child has a milk allergy. Avoid touching the root because this can get easily damaged. Try to hold the tooth by the crown when handling it for your child. 

Find Out Whether You Need To Give Your Child Any Pain Relief

When you're calling the emergency dentist to let them know you're coming, ask if you can give your child any pain relief to help ease his or her discomfort. In most cases, the dentist may recommend giving some over-the-counter paracetamol or Ibuprofen pain relief for children, but it's always good to seek professional advice before administering anything. If your child is taking any other medication for a specific condition, let the dentist know to be on the safer side. 

Visit The Dentist Immediately

Try to get to the dental clinic as quickly as possible so that the dentist can check your child's tooth and determine the best course of action while they also inspect for any major pain. This is important because your child's mouth can be sensitive and quick dental care can help to prevent future complications. The dentist will check for any additional issues like fractures and wounds in the tooth socket area before attempting to place the lost tooth back inside. The good news is that the tissues connecting the bone and tooth can re-grow as long as the tooth has been put back into the socket quickly.

Even though your child loses a permanent tooth, all is not lost. You can help to save the tooth by acting quickly and visiting the emergency dentist.

For more information, contact an emergency dentist.