Keep Your Cool

If you know what to do in a dental emergency involving your own child you will be better able to remain calm if and when the situation arises. Keeping a cool head is the first rule when it comes to successfully handling any kind of crises.

Kids play hard. Given that fact, the incidence of injuries is not surprising. Games involving teammates and opponents are usually what we think of when we hear the words “contact sports”. We imagine the kids butting heads and knocking each other around on the football field, for instance. Actually when you really stop to consider it any physical activity involving another entity be it human or otherwise, can present a danger.

What’s the worst that can happen? As far as dentistry is concerned the answer would probably be having a permanent tooth knocked out. If you can find the tooth at the scene pick it up by the crown – try to keep from touching the root of the tooth – and place it back into the socket. Have someone at the scene call to alert your dentist that you are on your way in. Make sure to keep a list of your emergency numbers with you at all times.

Kids are out of school now and enjoying their summer vacation days. Don’t let an emergency trip to the dentist put a stop to their fun. Talk to Dr. Kaelin of Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry in Parker about how to protect your child from injury. Call today @ 303-805-8266.

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