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Loose, Chipped or Lost Children’s Teeth

Children will be children, and during rough and tumble play a tooth may become loosened, chipped or even knocked out. Rather than ignore the problem, which can lead to dental problems down the line, it is important to act quickly to repair any damage.

– Have a dentist assess the extent of the damage within 24 hours.

– Store any lost tooth (or portion thereof) in milk or Hank’s Balanced Salt Solution.

– A lost adult tooth should be thoroughly cleaned and reinserted into its socket.

First and foremost, it is crucial to “get him (or her) to the dentist as quickly as possible” and you can read more at https://health.clevelandclinic.org/what-to-do-if-your-child-chips-loosens-or-loses-a-tooth/.

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.

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