"Due to trauma after a fall or impact, only enamel cracks may occur in milk or permanent teeth, as well as fractures that reach up to the living tissues of the tooth, root fractures, complete dislocation of the tooth or displacement of the jawbone, burial in surrounding soft tissues, injuries to soft tissues around the lips, palate and mouth, fractures that include the jawbone," dr. Salcıoğlu said.
"The right emergency intervention is very important"
Salcıoğlu states that the most important factor affecting the treatment process is the correct emergency intervention, adding "When, how, where the trauma occurs, the age of the child, the general health condition, whether that tooth has been traumatized before, whether any dental procedures have been performed on that tooth before, are other important factors affecting the treatment process. First of all, in such accidents, parents need to be calm and calm and should contact the pediatric dentist immediately."
"Broken Tooth Should Be Stored in Milk"
Dr. Salcıoğlu, who added that pain and bleeding control is the first intervention to be performed, states that the mouth should be shaken to remove foreign substances and then compressed with a clean and slightly mobbed cotton/napkin with soft pressure to the bleeding area. "If trauma includes cheek tissue, ice compression should also be performed. If the broken tooth part is soaked in soft tissues such as lips/cheeks, it should be removed, if not, the broken part should be found and the milk/serum should be stored in the physiological/mouth. In this process, painkillers can be taken for pain control. It is necessary to contact the pediatric dentist immediately. Your doctor will look at the condition of the part and fracture and glue the tooth tissue with the broken part or complete it with special aesthetic materials. If the fractured area includes the nerves of the tooth, further treatments are required before aesthetic corrections," he said.
"Your physician will fix the tooth with special stabilizer materials and help heal the damaged tissues around it," he adds, adding that if the tooth is not broken but wobbles, it should be consulted by the pediatric dentist immediately and without further traumatizing the tooth.
In heavier traumas such as the complete burial of the tooth inside the jawbone and the formation of fractures in the jawbone, treatment is shaped according to the condition of the tooth and fracture, he says, "Surgical and orthodontic interventions may be required to restore the tooth and jawbone."
Dr. Salcıoğlu stated that even if there are no visible problems after trauma, you should see your doctor as soon as possible, and there may be invisible fractures and cracks, problems affecting surrounding tissues or problems that may be encountered in the long term. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for preventing these, he said.
"You should wear non-slip slippers by the pool"
Dr. Dilara Salcioglu lists the measures that can be taken as follows:
"It should be noted that the wet floors on the pool edges are covered with non-slip material. If such a measure has not been taken, the bottom of our child's slippers should not be slippery. We must warn our children not to jump into the pool, not to run around the pool and that the games in the pool should be controlled. Excessive front teeth and jaw increase the likelihood of trauma. Mouth guards should be used in such a situation or if your child is very mobile and prone to trauma. It acts as a pillow in front of the teeth, reducing the severity of the incoming trauma, thus protecting the teeth. With the measurement taken by the physician, it can be made personalized in the laboratory as well as ready-made types."
Children's Dentist Dilara Salcioglu
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