When your child sustains a sports-related injury to teeth or mouth

At Hughes and Hughes Family Dentistry, educating parents about dental emergencies before they happen is part of our pediatric and family dentistry service. Although we hope your child will remain injury-free throughout the sports season, here are five things you need to know when your child sustains a dental injury.

Invisalign Teen-1. Head and neck injuries should always take precedence over dental injuries when determining immediate treatment.

2. Call our office if you are unsure what to do or how quickly you need to get in to see us.

3. Cold compresses are your friend—they minimize swelling and pain.

4. Injuries to the mouth may bleed a lot. Do not try to stop the bleeding with aspirin.

5. Remember to drive carefully and bring your student athlete and the tooth with you.

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