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The Endodontics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing therapeutic and preventative dental care in a safe and comfortable environment. We understand that children, especially those with special medical, physical and emotional limitations that need to be respected.
Anxiety and nervousness are common issues that we address. We take the time to explain exactly what we will be doing during the procedure. We go through each dental technique and demonstrate them before performing it on the child. We also try to
Treating tooth decay (cavities) that affects the nerve and avulsions (knocked-out teeth) remain a top priority for endodontists.
Remember: an avulsed (knocked-out) tooth is a dental emergency. When a permanent tooth gets knocked out of a child’s mouth, the sooner you replace it in the socket the better the prognosis. If the tooth is left out of the mouth (dry) there is a high risk that the body will reject it. Quickly putting the tooth back into its socket is the key to preserving it.
Boston Children's dental specialists have compiled this list of tips to help you preserve your child’s knocked out tooth:
Find the knocked-out tooth and pick it up by the crown, not by the root. If possible, rinse with milk.
Insert the tooth back in your child’s mouth and go to your dentist.
If you are unable to get the tooth back in your child’s mouth place the tooth in milk and get to your dentist so it can be replanted within 15-30 minutes of being avulsed.
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