What to do when your child Lose his or her first tooth

Every child responds differently to very important event when they lose their first teeth; some are excited for the tooth fairy’s gift, whereas others are nervous about the pain. But when your child loses first tooth, it means permanent, adult teeth are on the way out towards oral cavity. Generally children lose their first milk tooth – also called a primary tooth – around six years old, and lose their last primary tooth at around 12 years of age
After your child loses their first, however, be sure to include these steps in caring for the empty socket prior to the permanent tooth’s eruption.
Wipe the area
You probably used a sterile soft cloth to wipe your child’s gums during infancy, and this is the first thing you can do after he or she loses their first tooth. In addition, have your child rinse with salt water to keep the area sterilized. Then, place a gauze or cool tea bag on the socket and discourage them from spitting; this oral motion can cause more bleeding.
Bleeding should stop within 10 minutes, although call your dentist if it persists.
Use a Topical Anesthetic
Right after a tooth falls out, your child might experience some initial pain or discomfort. An over-the-counter topical anesthetic is a fast and safe way to ease this minor irritation after the bleeding has stopped. Of course, always consult your dentist should the pain continue.
Add a pain killer
There may be pain &swelling from all the agitation, though, so a dose of children’s ibuprofen will help cut down on the inflammation. As always, if swelling doesn’t decrease in the area in a day or so, contact your child’s dentist to fight against possible infection.
Don’t Brush the Socket
Some kids’ permanent teeth emerge in as little as two weeks after their baby teeth fall out. the area may be tender at first, and brushing even with soft-bristled toothbrush can irritate it. Instead, have them brush their other teeth properly, but avoid those around the socket – and the socket itself – for about a day to give it time to heal.
Focus on Good Oral Care for the Whole Mouth
Poor care for primary teeth can have adverse effect on the development of permanent teeth. These primary teeth act as holding spaces in a person’s jaw for permanent teeth to erupt, caring for the socket after the tooth falls out includes the same level of oral care you should teach your child to practice daily:
1.Inspect his or her teeth together for any signs of continued inflammation after brushing to make sure they’ve done a thorough job.
2.Teach your child to brush properly two times daily using a soft-bristled brush.
3.Have your child floss at least once daily.
4.Avoid an excess of sugary snacks.

Practicing good oral care is an important habit for all children to take up.

For details contact 32 Stars Dental Clinic at www.32stars.com or write to 32stars.bhopal@gmail.com or contact 9770603132/0755-4002520

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