If your child suffered an accident that caused a a fracture of the tooth, first gauge how serious the accident was. If your child has any signs of dizziness, disorientation, bleeding from the nose or ears, or loss of consciousness, visit an emergency room immediately. Your child may have sustained a brain injury and needs to be assessed by a physician immediately.
If everything else seems normal apart from dental damage, look at the tooth which was damaged. If there is a portion of the tooth missing, try to find the broken piece of tooth and bring it to the dentist's office. When your child comes in, we will assess the extent of the damage. In some cases, the tooth may need another specialized referral for an extraction or root canal therapy. In other cases, we may be able to glue the broken part of the tooth back into the original place.
Doctor Wang, Doctor Perea-Corkish, Doctor Gerodias and the other Doctors of Discovery Pediatric Dentistry make no warranties, expressed or implied, as to any results to be obtained from use of the information on this page. We cannot diagnose or treat patients over the Internet. Information on this site is for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for personal, medical, and/or dental attention or diagnosis. Without all available information about a patient, it is impossible to make a diagnosis. Help and answers are in the form of general ideas. Only you, your dentist, and other necessary and qualified health care providers can make an appropriate treatment decision in an emergency or for everyday care and dental treatment.