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If your child took a spill and hit their tooth, then our dentist, Dr. Robert Hauptman, would like to help you help them. It’s important to make sure their smile and oral health remains in tip-top shape. Unfortunately, there are many different things that can happen when a child falls and hits their tooth. Our dentist will be happy to explain what to do in each situation, like:

-When your child knocks a tooth loose: Call our office to find out how to proceed. Your child might need a dental X-ray to make sure the tooth can heal on its own. If everything looks OK, you will need to give your child soft foods for the next few days to allow the tooth to reimplant into the jawbone.

-When your child knocks a baby tooth out: There is no reason to worry. Knocking out a baby tooth earlier than expected might seem dangerous, but the tooth would have fallen out anyway. It will only affect your child’s speech and eating process a little bit, but it won’t cause permanent damage.

-When your child knocks a permanent tooth out: It’s very important to call our office and schedule an emergency appointment. Retrieve the tooth by holding it by the crown. Wash it gently with water—do not scrub it! Keep the tooth moist by keeping it in a cup of milk or saltwater. Bring the tooth with you to the appointment.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about what to do if your child hits their tooth, please reach out to our dental team in Madison, Mississippi. The more you know, the better. So, please don’t hesitate to contact Gluckstadt Family Dentistry at 601-790-9245. We look forward to hearing from you.