Dental accident – what to do?
First aid for milk teeth & permanent teeth from the pediatric dentist.
It happened quickly, your child fell and hurt his teeth. The front incisors are most frequently affected (anterior tooth trauma). Statistically, every third child suffers a dental accident by the age of 16. Mostly this happens during sports and playing at home, at school or in kindergarten.
If a dental accident has occurred, you can significantly limit the damage by acting correctly. We show you how!
Here is the correct procedure:
Keep calm and act quickly
Search for the tooth or broken piece of tooth immediately
Touch the broken tooth only at the crown (not at the root!)
Do not clean or disinfect the tooth
Immediately place the tooth in a tooth rescue box (if this is not available, use saline solution or UHT milk)
In case of heavy bleeding, press gauze or a clean, lint-free textile piece (e.g. cloth handkerchief) onto the wound, cool externally
Call and visit your dentist or a dental clinic as soon as possible
Tooth rescue box