One of the most common questions asked about the teeth of young children is in regard to damage to the front, deciduous teeth after a bump or fall. This is often very upsetting for both the child and the parents.

At first the tooth or teeth may be mobile and tender to touch. Don’t panic; they may tighten up again and not be a lasting problem at all.

However, if the blood supply to the tooth has been cut then the tooth may die and turn black several months down the track. It may still remain, without symptoms, and will stay until it is naturally shed and then replaced by the second, permanent tooth.

In very rare cases the damaged tooth may abscess and could possibly affect the eruption of the permanent successor.

If you have any worries please call us to book an appointment on 02 9626 2033

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