PEDIATRIC DENTAL EMERGENCIES

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Pediatric Dental Emergencies

Tooth Ache

Clean the area around the sore tooth thoroughly. Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm saltwater to dislodge trapped food or debris. DO NOT place aspirin on swollen, apply a cold compress. Take acetaminophen for pain and see a dentist as soon as possible.

Broken Braces and Wires

If a broken appliance can be removed easily, take it out. If it cannot, cover the sharp or protruding portion with cotton balls, guaze or chewing gum. If a wire is stuck in the gums, cheek or tongue, DO NOT remove it. Take the child to a dentist immediately. Loose or broken appliances which do not bother the child do not usually require emergency attention.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or cheek

Apply ice to bruised areas. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take the child to a hospital emergency room.

Broken Tooth

Rinse dirt from injured area with warm water. Place a cold compress over the face in the area of the injury. Locate and save any broken tooth fragments. Immediate dental attention is necessary.

A child cannot be called completely healthy without good oral health. Very few people know that dentistry has a specialty called Pediatric dentistry for the treatment of Oro -Dental problems of children. This branch deals not only with treatment of already established problems, but also with the prevention of any abnormality and diseases of the Oral Cavity. Most of the common dental problems like nursing caries, oral habits, and malalignment of teeth should be treated at an early age. By enhancing and maintaining child oral health with preventive measures like fluoride application and sealant application, space maintainer, etc., we can guide the child with a perfect smile & Oral health in adolescence.

In our hospital, we have a well-equipped pediatric dental specialty to deal with all kinds of dental problems for children. As we know child management in itself is an art and would require an experienced touch to get the child’s attention and cooperation our team of pediatric dentist’s are highly trained to manage and treat child patients by creating a friendly environment suitable for the child. Our hospital has the infrastructure to provide appropriate care to highly uncooperative and physically and even mentally challenged children. Our operating theatre is specially equipped with a pediatric dental chair to treat difficult and challenged child patients under conscious sedation.

AVULSION

Tooth avulsion is the complete displacement of a tooth from its socket in alveolar bone owing to trauma

  • The treatment for permanent teeth consists of replantation, immediately if possible.
  • Deciduous teeth should not be replanted due to the risk of damaging the permanent tooth germ.
  • Immediate replantation ensures the best possible prognosis, but is not always possible for more serious injuries may be present.
  • Studies have shown that teeth that are protected in a physiologically ideal media can be replanted within 15 minutes to one hour after the accident with good prognosis.
  • The success of delayed replantation depends on the vitality of the cells remaining on the root surface.
  • In normal conditions, a tooth is connected to the socket by means of theperiodontal ligament. When a tooth is knocked out, that ligament stretches and splits in half.[2]

STORAGE MEDIA

There are many storage media available for avulsed tooth storage.

The most often recommended are: salivaphysiologic salinemilk and pH balanced cell preserving fluids (Hanks Balanced solution).

Saliva, that is placing the tooth under the accident victim’s tongue or in the cheek, has been recommended

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