By Bjarne Lühr Hansen PhD, MD and Philipp Skafte-Holm MD, Mentor Institute
Tooth injuries are most often caused by falling or a blow to the face. The injuries include everything from small bleedings from the gums, a loose tooth and one or more teeth being knocked out.
The most important thing to do is to determine whether the damage is to the milk teeth or the permanent teeth. Since milk teeth are replaced in time it is rarely necessary to treat loose or lost milk teeth. If it on the other hand involves permanent teeth, treatment is always necessary.
It is always recommended calling the children’s dental care to make sure whether an X-ray is necessary. The X-ray should be taken in the interest of the insurance. Remember always to report tooth injuries to the insurance company.