We are committed to continuously improving access to our goods and services by individuals with disabilities. This website is currently being updated to enhance the usability and experience for persons with disabilities. If you are unable to use any aspect of this website because of a disability, please call 9784704555 and we will provide you with prompt personalized assistance.

Blog

What to Do When Your Child Damages a Tooth

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry, Dentistry

It’s summertime, and that means children are spending their days outside. Good news for parents trying to reduce screen time, but bad news for teeth? With the longer days and warmer weather, the odds of kids taking a nasty spill are greatly increased. So, what should you do if your child’s teeth take a hit? Read on for some possible scenarios, and how to handle them.

Scenario 1: Bumped Baby Tooth

If your child still has all his baby teeth, you may be in the clear. Upon impact, the tooth may get knocked clean out, or simply loosen a little bit. If the bumped tooth just gets a bit wiggly, it may tighten back up over time. As long as it’s kept clean and not irritated with overly crunchy or chewy diets, this tooth is likely to heal on its own.

Scenario 2: Fractured Tooth

If your child chips a piece from a permanent tooth, and you can find the piece, hang onto it! There’s a possibility it can be bonded right back on to the piece of the tooth that’s still attached. Keep your child comfortable, and the area clean, and get to your dentist ASAP.

Scenario 3: Tooth Knocked Out

Okay, worst case: your child’s permanent tooth comes right out! First, retrieve the tooth, attempt to put it back in the socket, and have your child hold it in place. The tissue and blood in the socket is a more natural environment for the tooth. If it won’t go back in, cold milk is a good alternative until you can get to the dentist. The longer you wait, the greater the chance of the tooth dying, so time is of the essence!

Best practice is to see the dentist whenever your child’s tooth takes any kind of hit, just to be on the safe side. It’ll bring you peace of mind, and allow your child to get back out there more quickly!

Source.

Feb
1

ADA Recommends Earlier Fluoride Distribution for Children

When you think about dental hygiene for your kids, are brushing and flossing the only things that come to mind? These two items are highly important to maintain good oral health, but recently, the American Dental Association “recommends earlier fluoride distribution for children,” meaning parents will have to put a tad more effort in caring […]

Jan
25

Three Foods that Keep Your Teeth Healthy

We all know that brushing daily is a must if we want clean teeth and a healthy mouth. But, have you ever wondered what are some of the natural ways you can maintain your oral health? To satisfy your curiosity, here is a list of natural foods that help keep your teeth strong and healthy. […]

Jan
18

Mouth Guards: The Best Way to Save Hundreds on Dental Procedures

It is estimated that 200,000 football mouth injuries are prevented each year through the use of protection. Proper protection gear not only protect you and your loved ones from injury, but also from the cost of the procedures involved in healing in the injury. When it comes to protecting your mouth during physical activity, there […]

Dec
28

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

Since childhood, we’ve been told that we need to brush our teeth to be healthy by our parents, our doctors, and of course, our dentists. However, what you may not know is that how you brush matters just as much as whether or not you brush at all. Here are the answers to some frequently […]

Dec
21

Four Side Effects to Not Brushing Your Teeth

Dentists around the world encourage brushing your teeth at least twice a day, every day. But why? Aside from the cosmetic perks of brushing your teeth, there are many additional health benefits to keep your pearly whites… well… pearly white! Halitosis Most obviously, brushing your teeth daily wards off halitosis (popularly known as bad breath)! […]

69 Park Street, Andover, MA 01810
| |
Fax: 978.470.8844
|
X
X
[contact-form-7 id="244" title="Request Appointment"]
X

The information presented here is not intended or implied to be medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It should be used for informational purposes only.

[contact-form-7 id="1341" title="A04 Appointment"]
Book an Appointment
To book an appointment please feel free to call us at 978.737.7060 or complete the form below.

Step 1 of 2

-

Terms and Conditions

Here at Sirakian Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry, we work diligently to protect our patient's rights and privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what HIPAA has identified as electronically protected information (ePHI). Unfortunately, despite the best efforts we make or take, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the box, and electronically making an appointment, you understand that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Sirakian Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may not illegally intercept this communication. As a result of continuing, you are sending this transmission and accepting the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. As an alternative, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.