What happens if you damage a baby tooth?

When your child’s tooth is knocked hard enough to make it loose in the socket, there can be some cause for concern, but your child will normally recover quickly. Your child might: experience some bleeding from the gums around the tooth. have some swelling, like a bruise, from the force of the blow.

What should I do if my child hits his front tooth?

What to Do

  1. Apply pressure to the area (if it’s bleeding) with a piece of cold, wet gauze.
  2. Offer an ice pop to suck on to reduce swelling, or hold an ice-pack wrapped in a washcloth to the cheek.
  3. Give acetaminophen or ibuprofen as needed for pain.
  4. Call a dentist.

Can baby teeth heal after trauma?

Discoloration within days or a couple weeks after trauma without any other issues is not necessarily cause for concern. However, if there are other signs or symptoms indicating the tooth is not able to recover from the trauma and to remain healthy, then some follow-up care is needed.

How long does it take for a tooth to turn GREY after trauma?

This often happens two to three weeks after the initial accident. This means that the tooth’s blood supply has been affected and it is struggling to get the necessary amount of blood. Inside the tough enamel coating of each tooth is a soft centre, which is fed by a nerve.

Will a loose baby tooth tighten back up?

Can a loose tooth tighten back up? Teeth naturally tighten themselves back up over a short period of time. If the loose tooth does not tighten on its own, make an appointment for your child at their pediatric dentist for an examination. The tooth will need to be secured with stabilizing wires as soon as possible.

Can a loose baby tooth tighten back up?

How long does it take for a tooth to turn grey after trauma?

Will a bruised tooth turn white again?

If your traumatized tooth has been discolored but is still alive, it will likely return to its normal color in time, typically four to 10 weeks after the injury, though it could take as much as six months. If your tooth doesn’t return to its natural color, we can use vital tooth bleaching to restore it.

Can a grey baby tooth turn white again?

Those teeth may not recover or lighten at all. Having said all that, most dark baby teeth do lighten back. If it is a permanent tooth, then it’s a whole other ball game. A traumatized permanent tooth that turns dark usually means the tooth is dead and will need a root canal to save it.

Why is my daughter’s loose tooth turning GREY?

The traumatized tooth may darken over time. This just means that red blood cells have been forced into the hard part of the tooth from the blood vessels in the nerve (pulp) tissue. The traumatized baby teeth may change into an array of colors, from pink to dark gray.

What happens if a baby tooth goes grey?

Sometimes, kids’ teeth appear gray temporarily. This slight change in color can happen because your child’s mouth is constantly growing and changing. Some kids teeth discoloration could happen with growth or due to an accident. But serious discoloration is not something you should take lightly.