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Benefits of Space Maintainers for Children

Has your child lost a baby tooth early due to dental decay? Has your child’s dentist recommended getting a space maintainer? What is a space maintainer? A space maintainer is a dental appliance that dentists or orthodontists can make for their patients. For children, the space maintainer is a common appliance that is made when a baby tooth is extracted due to dental decay. The space maintainer preserves the space …Read More

First Aid for Dental Emergencies

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek Apply ice to bruised areas. If there is bleeding apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take the child to a hospital emergency room. Knocked Out Permanent Tooth Find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the top (crown), not the root portion. You …Read More