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Dental Trauma

  • Efforts should be made to prevent trauma. Mouth guards and helmets are very important.
  • Hard and soft tissue should be examined after trauma.
  • Loose, displaced or fractured teeth should be treated by a dentist ASAP. This can be done at the ULSD Pediatric Dental Clinic (852-5642) during business hours or at Kosair Children’s Hosptial Emergency Department after hours.
  • Great care should be taken with children that lose consciousness after a dental trauma. Go to the closest emergency dept ASAP.
  • Permanent teeth that are knocked out of the socket should be found and re-implanted into the socket or placed in milk and brought to the ULSD Pediatric Dental Clinic or Kosair Emergency Room immediately.
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