What is Dental Trauma?
Injuries to your child's teeth, soft tissues in their mouth (tongue, gums, and lips), or jaw can be brought on by a direct strike to the mouth area. Oral injuries can happen when playing sports, during a car accident, or in everyday mishaps. Trauma can cause many issues to happen, such as cracked teeth, dislodged teeth, cuts to the gums, or possibly a broken jawbone. Treatments for an oral injury will change, depending upon the severity of the case. Even if the injury doesn't seem serious or feel painful, Lucas, Murphy, and Allen, TX parents should seek immediate professional help from pediatric dentists Dr. Yvonne Felli or Dr. Ajikwaga Felli to tend to the injury and prevent further harm, like an illness. At Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, our skilled dentists perform many procedures to help fix dental and oral problems that happen because of injury. Get in touch with our Allen, TX office right away after a traumatic oral injury to make an appointment.
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What Can I Expect from Pediatric Dental Trauma Care?
Children tend to get themselves into trouble — whether playing in a sport, playing with other children, or just everyday monkeying around, accidents happen. These accidents could include a chipped or fractured tooth, dislodged teeth, knocked-out teeth, root fractures, a dislocated or broken jaw, or cuts on the tongue or gums. Whether or not you're child is bleeding or in pain, you will need to get in touch with our office to create an urgent care appointment for your child. We can also suggest ways to store a lost tooth or minimize your child's pain. Dr. Yvonne Felli or Dr. Ajikwaga Felli will evaluate your child's injury and may need digital images to comprehend the magnitude of the trauma. We will then explain our findings and discuss treatment options to help your child. In some cases, surgery could be necessary, particularly for a significant injury to the jaw; in other cases, the solution may be somewhat simple. The amount of time needed for recovery will depend on the trauma and what treatment(s) was performed. We will provide specific recovery directions. Your child may need to avoid participating in any strenuous activities or placing too much pressure on the injured area to prevent further harm. More appointments may be needed to make certain that he or she is healing effectively.
Oral Emergency Care
No matter how big or little, an injury to your child's teeth, oral soft tissues, or jawbone needs to be handled right away to avoid complications. At Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, pediatric dentists Dr. Yvonne Felli and Dr. Ajikwaga Felli will work with you to create an effective treatment strategy for your child's particular injury. To learn more, contact us in Allen, TX to make an urgent care appointment for your son or daughter.