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Tooth fractures in children and emergency measures!

Children often fall or crash, as a result of which they face problems that will damage their front teeth, which will bother them for years and require frequent visits to the dentist. A simple mouthpiece prepared by your dentist will prevent damage caused by trauma to the lower part of the face. Especially in children who play sports such as football, boxing, skiing, basketball, baseball, cycling, rollerblade, surf and skateboard, a silicone transparent mouthpiece placed on the upper jaw teeth acts as a cushion, thus preventing dental traumas, fractures or lip, tongue biting and tearing.

Dental injuries are the most common of these injuries. The tooth of a child who does not have a mouthguard (protective mouthpiece) and who gets a blow to his front teeth either falls out completely or breaks, or the pulp, which is the living part of the tooth, is damaged in various degrees, depending on the force of the blow. If this damage causes the death of the pulp, the color of the tooth is discolored and a color ranging from light brown to dark gray occurs. Each of these situations is undesirable and will cause loss of time and money if encountered.

Please protect the dental health of your child, especially who plays sports, with a mouthpiece prepared by your dentist.


If the front tooth is completely out of place:

Go to your dentist immediately by placing the tooth between a clean gauze pad and moistening it with saliva. If you cannot reach your dentist immediately, moisten the gauze with saline from the pharmacy and try to reach your dentist as soon as possible. The ideal is to start the treatment within 1 hour. If conditions are appropriate, your dentist will replace the erupted tooth (reimplantation). With meticulous application and good care, the tooth will stay in your child’s mouth for years.

If one or more of your front teeth is broken:

Try to find the broken parts and contact your dentist immediately. It is important to keep the parts moist at this time. Saline and even saliva are ideal for this. These parts are adhered to their places with very strong bonding agents and become more aesthetic and durable than any filling to be made.


There are two actions to be taken:

one. If the broken part is small, a white (composite) filling is made in the same color and form as the tooth. Intraoral durability of composite fillings is limited. They change color by being dyed with foods such as tea, coffee, cola. These need to be renewed at certain times depending on their eating habits and oral hygiene.

2. If the fracture is large and covers half or more of the tooth, Porcelain Laminate Veneers are applied to those older than 17 years of age. Porcelain Laminate Veneers are both very durable and very aesthetic. They can be explained as porcelain leaves that adhere to the front surface of the tooth and cover the fractured part.

It is not correct to apply Porcelain Laminate Veneers because the development of teeth and jaws is not completed in children younger than 17 years old. Again, composite laminates that cover the entire front surface of the tooth and the fractured part are made. But there are problems caused by the material, they may need to be renewed after a while as they will become colored.


A detailed examination should be made by the dentist and x-ray should be taken from the relevant area. Even if there is no finding after examination and x-ray, periapical x-rays are taken at regular intervals and compared with old films. The aim here is to determine whether there is a problem in the living part of the tooth in the long term. Even after years, the tooth changes color and loses its vitality. If such a situation is detected, complications that may lead to tooth loss are prevented by applying root canal treatment.

After all this, it should be reminded that it is always the cheapest and easiest way to prevent the problem before it occurs.