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Injuries to the Teeth

Injuries to the teeth in children can occur from falls or during play or sports activities. The injury may be to a primary (baby) tooth or a permanent tooth. A tooth can be cracked, chipped, or totally detached from its socket. Your child may experience bleeding from the area, pain, or increased sensitivity when a tooth is injured.

Treatment for an injured tooth:

Specific treatment for an injured or knocked-out tooth will be determined by your child's dentist or physician. In general, treatment may include:

Treatment for a tooth that has been knocked out:

When should I call my child's dentist?

Call your child's dentist for:

Preventing tooth injuries:

The following are a few guidelines to help prevent tooth injuries in children:

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Online Resources of Common Childhood Injuries & Poisonings


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