Dental trauma: Helping your child
Even after the initial dental trauma, your child will require some pediatric dental care. Follow these steps to treat ongoing pain, and swelling; as always please call our office if you have any ongoing concerns.
- Swelling: Ice should be applied during the first 24 hours to keep swelling down; if swelling should re-occur, call our office to make an appointment as soon as possible.
- Infection: Watch for infection in the area of the trauma. Call the office if you see any signs of infection.
- Diet: prepare soft foods for two or three days, or until your child feels comfortable eating normally again. Avoid sweets and foods that are extremely hot or cold.
- If antibiotics or pain medications were prescribed, be sure to follow the prescription as directed.