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Broken Baby Tooth? Yes, In Clinton Township, It Matters!

added on: May 14, 2013
Masters Family Dentistry in Clinton Township

Those first baby teeth are an important milestone in your child’s development. They’re important to help her start to talk and chew food, and be a placeholder for her permanent teeth. Losing baby teeth is a natural process, but accidents will happen, especially as your baby becomes a toddler.

Despite your best efforts, baby teeth can crack or chip, or even be knocked out in a fall or accident. Don’t ignore it, even though it will be replaced by a permanent tooth. If it’s badly cracked, chipped, or lost completely, get to the dentist right away. If you have the piece of tooth that’s lost, or the tooth itself, bring it with you. You might want to use some ice covered with a cloth to prevent swelling.

If your child damages or loses a permanent tooth, find the tooth or fragments if you can and bring them with you to our office. If you can’t get to us right away, put the tooth in milk until you do. If the tooth is intact, you could try rinsing it gently (don’t scrub) and try to place the tooth back in the socket until we see your child.

Don’t panic! A baby tooth will soon be replaced with a permanent tooth and a permanent tooth can be repaired with a crown or dental bonding and look as good as new!

Now don’t neglect yourself in the middle of raising a busy family! Call us at our dental office in Clinton Township at 586-463-8635 for all your dental care needs, especially if you’re due for a checkup. Setting a good example benefits everyone!