CARE AFTER TRAUMA
Here at A Childrens Dentist , we are dedicated to the health of your children’s mouths.
Even though you do everything you can to keep your children safe, accidents happen. Children get hit in the mouth and face all the time, and when that happens we do everything we can to fix their smiles.
There are some things you can do after the accident and before you arrive to make our job a little easier. It is also important to follow the dentist’s directions closely so your mouth heals as well as possible.
Here are some tips to help with your child’s care after a trauma:
- It is important to clean up the traumatized area and then keep it as clean as you can until you get to the office. You should use a soft washcloth to help clean the area.
- If you see the traumatized teeth darken, the nerve (pulp) may be dying.
- If you notice swelling or swelling re-occurs, we will need to see your child as soon as you can get here. We recommend icing the injury during the first twenty-four hours.
- Keep an eye out for infection (indicated by gum boils) at the area. We will need to see your child as soon as we can if you notice infection.
- It is often easier for child to eat a diet of soft food for a few days until your child feels like he or she can eat normally.
- It is always important to stay away from certain foods, including sweets or really hot or cold foods.
- If you are prescribed medication, follow the directions closely and always finish the medications as directed.
If you have any questions about your child’s injury or the aftercare, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (702) 255-0133.