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According to CNBC, more than $800 million could be spent on dental emergencies resulting from Halloween. And while cracking a tooth on a hard candy is certainly a real possibility, pediatric dentists know that it’s not the only dental emergency parents should be aware of.
Springtime has arrived, and that means kids are finally free to get rowdy outdoors. Playgrounds and kickball fields are awash with energy, and sometimes children just get a little too excited and accidents happen. As a parent, you need to be prepared in case your child sustains an injury and knocks out a tooth.
While kids will naturally lose their baby teeth to make room for their adult (permanent) teeth, losing a permanent tooth is a dental emergency. Follow these steps if your child knocks out a permanent tooth.
Did you know that up to 20% of all sports-related injuries in children are maxillofacial injuries? The National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety reports dental injuries as the most common form of orofacial injury suffered during sports. But this type of dental emergency is entirely preventable. Pediatric dentistry professionals recommend that children wear mouthguards whenever participating in athletic activities.