It’s almost inevitable that kids jump, play and fall too. Most instances of a teeth injury occur in preschool and when school-age kids happen to fall. While dental-injuries in teenagers are sports-related. Of course, if your child loses a baby tooth a little bit earlier than expected, there’s no need to panic.
What to do during your child’s teeth injury?
If a toddler or young baby get injured right in the gums or the baby teeth, you can immediately follow the steps given below:
- Try applying pressure to the area (do if only it’s bleeding) with a cold and wet piece of gauze.
- If your child is big enough to follow the directions, ask them to slowly bite down on the wet gauze.
- Try to reduce swelling with an ice pop by sucking on it, or hold an ice-pack wrapped in a washcloth to the cheek.
- Give ibuprofen or acetaminophen whichever painkiller is needed for pain. Make sure you seek the advice of a dentist first.
- Call the dentist.
- Watch carefully if there is swelling in the gums, or any prolonged pain, a fever, or any change in tooth color.
Is it a permanent teeth injury or a tooth got chipped/broken?
- Collect all the pieces of the tooth which is broken.
- Try and rinse your mouth with some warm water.
- Call your dentist simultaneously and schedule the visit right away.
- If the dentist is not available, rush to the emergency room.
What happens if a baby tooth turns black?
A traumatized tooth (permanent) that usually turns dark means that the tooth is dead and that it will need a proper root canal treatment to save it.
How much time will it take?
Baby teeth might take a few months to get lightened, usually for about six months or so. It is a kind of bruise that has happened inside the tooth.
Can I take my child to the ER for teeth injury pain?
In case your child is going through a throbbing pain, tiredness, or fever, you should immediately call your pediatrician. Moreover, if your baby is experiencing pain in the mouth along with trouble in breathing or even in swallowing, this might indicate a comparatively severe situation and you should take your kid to the emergency room as soon as possible.
In conclusion, we see the baby’s dark teeth as kids are bumping their teeth almost all the time. It will eventually lighten up with time. If this doesn’t happen, there may still be no treatment that is needed, other than regular observation. Rarely, it happens that it will cause abscess and need complete removal or a root canal of the baby tooth. Of course, going to see a dentist for an evaluation or an x-ray is the best option for appropriate treatment.