Children are often more susceptible to injuries. During childhood, a child tends to be a bit careless and has a greater risk of getting any injury. No matter how well parents keep an eye on their children and how well they keep their children safe from any harm, accidents are something unavoidable. For example, an evening outdoor playing session is a child’s right, and they cannot be stopped from having it. These are the situations when children are the most vulnerable to accidents.
During their playtime, when children take a fall on the ground, their mouths usually take the maximum jerk if not an external injury. A jerk of greater magnitude can also result in an internal injury such as a broken tooth, a deep cut on the walls of mouth or gums, etc. These injuries can be fairly severe as mouths bleed more than many other body parts, and the mixing of blood with saliva is not a good thing. But how to deal with such an emergency? What to do in case your child comes to you with such an injury?
Firstly, you need to rinse your child’s mouth with warm water so that all the blood gets drained off, and you can have a clear look at the actual situation. Then you can follow a few tips for dealing with such panic situations.
A Chipped or Broken Tooth
If your child comes to you with a broken tooth, take them to a dentist immediately. A dentist can treat a chipped tooth by smoothing it or using some appropriate material to rebuild it. However, if a baby or a permanent tooth is broken, dentists often use bonding to reattach them to their gums
What to do in the Case of a kocked-out Baby Tooth?
f your child gets their baby tooth knocked out, never try to adjust it back in the cavity. Doing this could cause serious damage to the permanent tooth lying beneath it. However, you can give them painkillers like ibuprofen or paracetamol but never aspirin as it can cause inflammation. Also, to stop the bleeding, you can apply some pressure using a gauze. There can be other dental emergencies with children as well. For example, broken braces or expanders that can cause internal injuries. But the key to dealing with such problems is maintaining your calm. Situations, as delicate as these, can easily go wrong if anyone panics. So whatever you do, make sure you do it with full sanity.
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