Need to Know: Early Trauma to Teeth

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth , oralhealthIf your child cracks, chips or loses a tooth you should see the dentist straight away as an emergency.

Key takeaways:

– A loose tooth must be cleaned and reinserted as soon as possible.

– If a tooth cannot be inserted it should be taken to the dentist in milk.

– Trauma to teeth in childhood can have long-term consequences, so a dentist should be informed of any incidents.

Speed can make all the difference when dealing with trauma to teeth.

“Trauma can provoke inflammation, which may damage the tooth’s root or nerve over time.”

Read the full article here:

What to Do If Your Child Chips, Loosens or Loses a Tooth


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Graduated from Guys Hospital, London in 1988, co-established the practice with Simon in 1992. Kate has a special interest in orthodontics and smile design and also provides a sedation service if needed to support our practitioners when treating extremely anxious patients.