The first stage of dental emergencies occurrence in children is when they start exploring their environment between the age of 18-40 months. The other time is during their adolescence period. We at Charm dental we will be ready to help you with the following dental emergencies in Richmond.
The crown is the outermost part and most substantial part of the tooth. Minor crown cracks do not require immediate attention, and you can apply dental sealant with the direction of the pediatric dentist.
Severe crown cracks that expose the pulp require prompt pulp treatments. A scragged enamel can be irritating and provoke the soft tissues resulting in infection.
When handling a cracked crown:
They are common across all ages. In children, they can be as a result of tooth decay, fractures or eruption of wisdom tooth. Food impaction of food between the teeth can cause discomfort and to some extent, pain.
How to handle toothaches:
Tooth displacement will be classified according to the angle the tooth has been displaced. The extruded tooth is partly removed from its socket. This type of tooth displacement tends to heal itself in milk teeth. If the tooth is permanent, there is a need for treatment to save the tooth.
A luxated tooth remains in the socket but at an unnatural angle. The underlying jawbone of the luxated tooth sometimes comes out as fractured.
How to handle a displaced tooth?
It is commonly known as knocked out tooth. The tooth is sorely pushed out of its socket. Milk teeth do not require re-implantation procedures to avoid damaging the permanent tooth.
In permanent teeth, re-implantation is attempted if the tooth is not severely damaged. It is important to rush to the emergency room during the first hour of avulsion.
Handling tips of a knocked-out tooth:
A root fracture is invisible to the naked eye and is caused by a direct injury. Root fractures are treated depending on the level of discomfort. A tooth with severe root fracture damage is usually extracted. An X-ray has to be taken if there is a possibility of a root fracture.
Handling a root fracture:
This happens when the injury has pushed the tooth into the jawbone. Dental intrusion can fracture the socket or damage the ligament.
Whether its permanent or milk tooth, dental intrusion should be attended immediately. The depth and nature of the invasion will determine the type of treatment to be done. In other situations, the tooth is left to descend naturally.
Handling an intrusion:
A dental concussion is when the tooth has been knocked without fracturing or getting out of its socket. Concussions rarely require immediate response unless the tooth starts to turn dark signaling that the root is dying. This might need a root canal procedure immediately.