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.

Jan
16

Is Your City Fluoridating Their water? Here’s One That Didn’t

Although scientists have already provided ample evidence that fluoridating drinking water can help reduce dental carries (cavities), many cities still choose to forego fluoridation. If your city is choosing to stop fluoridating their water or if the water isn’t currently being fluoridated, this story of what happened in Juneau, Alaska might be a wake-up call. […]

Dec
9

The Abuse of Teeth in Nursing Homes

By the time you have reached your seventies, your teeth are tired. Even with proper care and regular trips to the dentist, your teeth and gums have gone through a lifetime of wear and tear. Teeth can withstand this wear and tear if they have received proper care and treatment throughout their life, but for […]

Dec
2

What is Enamel and How Does it Work?

If you’ve ever been to the dentist, then you’ve heard them talk about enamel. Dentists spend a lot of time talking to their patients about enamel, plaque, and tooth decay. We believe that to really understand how to keep your teeth healthy, you have to know what enamel is and how best to take care […]

Nov
25

Treating Cracked and Chipped Teeth

Cracked a Tooth? Cracking or chipping your tooth can be extremely painful. While a chipped or cracked tooth may cause issues with chewing, biting, and eating, it can also cause further harm to your other teeth. What Happens? A cracked tooth can cause harm to the root of the tooth and can sometimes lead to […]

69 Park Street, Andover, MA 01810
| |
Fax: 978.470.8844
|
X
  • Call 978.470.4555 or fill out the form below.

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

50%
-

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.