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The moment when our children stand by themselves and take their first steps is always an unforgettable moment in our memories. Even if many families forget the firsts in child development, no parent will easily forget where and where the first step is. In fact, this is the beginning of a major change for both them and their families. Babies learn how to take their first steps and walk. It would be a great injustice for them to wait for them to sit in a corner while there are so many things waiting to be discovered in the world around them. Of course, during these discoveries, each fall will be an experience for them, and perhaps this is a requirement of learning. But these decreases also mean that the chances of getting a blow to the head, face or teeth are very high. Especially in infancy, these blows that may come to the new teeth can cause undesired problems due to the close contact with the permanent teeth located under the milk teeth. Depending on the severity of the impact, the permanent permanent teeth may be displaced or may cause discoloration in both milk and permanent teeth due to infection.
In short, if you look at the problems that may occur in the teeth caused by impacts;
- Simple enamel crack or fracture at the cutting edge of the front teeth
- Cuts and injuries to the gums, palate or lips as a result of impact
- Complicated fractures of enamel and deeper tissues
- Impacts that cause teeth to move forward or backward within the jawbone
- Burying the teeth in the jawbone
- Complete dislocation of the tooth
Even a small blow to the teeth can cause serious problems in the future, even if it is not now. Therefore, you should definitely contact your dentist after such traumas. In cases where you can not reach the dentist can be done in order to avoid the emergency applications;
To stop bleeding in these injuries, depending on the severity of the stroke, apply pressure to the bleeding site with a sterile tampon instead of cotton until the bleeding stops. Cold compression of the injured area after bleeding stops (in order to prevent edema (swelling)). If the tooth has come forward or backward in the jaw line due to trauma, wash your hands and gently press with your finger to bring the tooth back to its original position and bring it back to its ideal position. A broken tooth piece or a completely dislocated tooth should be kept in a glass of milk and immediately consulted the dentist.
To prevent tooth trauma;
- No walker
- To take necessary precautions on sharp corners, tables or furniture at home
- Avoiding wheelchairs (bicycle-rollerblades, etc.) without learning to achieve its full balance
- To train both their own teeth and the other children's teeth not to hit them with hard objects and play without pushing each other while playing.
- Play as smooth and soft as possible while playing
- Take all precautions when swinging on the swing, eg; swing
- Use of stairs in the entrance and exit areas
- If the age is a little older and sports is engaged in measures such as mouth guard or helmet must be taken.