Knocked Out Tooth Dentist in Frisco, Texas
Knocked Out Tooth Dentist in Frisco, Texas
Tooth Knocked Out Dentistry Frisco, Texas
Tooth TraumaYour child fell on the playground and knocked out a tooth? What do you do? Trauma to the oral region is very common, being 5% of all injuries. In preschool, 18% of children’s injuries occur in the oral region. Why are children so prone to oral injuries? The majority of oral injuries occur in boys 2-4 years and 9-10 years, in girls 2-3 years. At the ages of 2 and 3, motor coordination is developing. In addition, children at the younger ages are much more active such as playing sports and climbing play structures. The oral injuries typically occur due to falls, collisions or contacts with hard surfaces. What to do if your child knocks out his/her tooth? • Stay calm. Chipping a tooth can generally be fixed by a dentist and is a very common occurrence. • Check for signs of pain. If the child is younger and it is a baby tooth the child may not realize what has happened. If the child is older and it is an adult tooth it could be very painful. • Contact your child’s dentist immediately. The dentist can make specific recommendations according to your child’s dental history. • Rinse your child’s mouth with water. • Control bleeding (if applicable). To help control the bleeding, place a piece of sterile gauze over the tooth socket and have the child bite down to help minimize bleeding. • Put a cold compress on the face to help reduce swelling. Over the counter pain, relievers can also help relieve the pain. If possible, find and bring tooth or tooth fragment to the dentist. If a permanent tooth is lost, you want to try your best to replace the knocked out tooth as quickly as possible. The permanent tooth has the best chance of survival if replaced within five minutes of losing it. If unable to replace it, put the tooth in milk to preserve it on the way to the dentist. Even if you are able to replace the tooth, seek dental care immediately. If a baby tooth is knocked out: • Do not try and replant a child’s baby tooth. Forcing a lost baby tooth into the gum can cause damage to the permanent teeth beneath the tooth. • Visit the dentist as soon as possible. A child’s knocked out baby tooth is a terrible situation however it is usually not as severe as knocking out a permanent tooth. Yes, your child will eventually lose that tooth to make way for the permanent tooth however losing the baby tooth too early can lead to other teeth crowding into the vacant spot. To prevent these dentists sometimes insert a space maintainer to keep the area open prior to the permanent tooth growing in.
About Dr. Solmaz Shir, DDS
Presently, Dr. Solmaz Shir is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Shir, Received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Specifically, Dr. Solmaz Shir graduated from dental school with a distinction in academic teaching. After that, she received numerous leadership, academic, and dentistry awards. As a result, Dr. Solmaz Shir has held a position as part-time faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry while practicing general dentistry in private practice setting in DFW area.
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