ORAL HYGIENE – Clean the traumatized area by gently brushing today, and thereafter, by more vigorous, normal brushing. Be certain to brush both in front of and behind the affected area.
PAIN – If necessary, a medication such as Tylenol® or Advil® or other non-aspirin containing products can be taken.
DIET – Soft to normal diet as tolerated by your child. If pain is elicited with biting or chewing on the affected teeth, avoid using this area for a few days or as instructed.
PROGNOSIS – Discoloration of the injured tooth within one month of the trauma indicates that bleeding occurred within the tooth at the time of the injury. Any injury may result in necrosis (death) of the pulp (nerve) of the tooth. This can occur at any time and is most likely from severe injuries. Signs of nerve death can include: PAIN, either spontaneous or upon chewing; DISCOLORATION of the tooth later than one month after the trauma, REDDENING, swelling or formation of a “pimple” on the gum above the injured tooth.