February 25, 2017
Care of the Mouth After Trauma
If your child has experienced a trauma or injury to the mouth, it will be important to keep the area of the injury as clean as possible. Gentle rinsing with water, or a clean, damp washcloth can be used. Do not let your child eat sugar or foods that are hot or cold. Make sure to examine the area regularly in the few days after the trauma or injury, looking for any differences in the area of trauma or injury, such as swelling or teeth that are darkening, which could mean an infection or damaged nerve of the tooth. Be sure to contact Dr. Patel at Jet Set Smiles immediately if any of these signs appear.