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My son had accident playing cricket where a cricket ball knocked

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My son had accident playing cricket where a cricket ball knocked 4 teeth, 2 top and 2 bottom these were at the front of the mouth they broken off.

Can you tell me if there is a time span where the teeth still stand a chance of being fixed back together, or is this only when a tooth comes completely out from the root.

Thank you
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

The permanent tooth if intact, should be implanted as soon as possible.

Mysticdoc :

Th viability remains for an hour usually.

Mysticdoc :

The tooth can be stored in cold milk to prolong the viability.

Mysticdoc :

The tooth should be handled by the crown to avoid any damage to the periodontal ligaments.

Mysticdoc :

The gum should be rinsed with tap water.

Mysticdoc :

Please do not scrub the tooth.

Mysticdoc :

The tooth then should be placed inside the socket.

Mysticdoc :

Your child should bit on a gauze piece or clean towel to keep the tooth in place.

Mysticdoc :

THis applies for all the tooth which have been knocked off.

Mysticdoc :

Please contact his doctor as soon as possible.

Mysticdoc :

He should be seen by the pediatric dentist at the earliest to preserve the teeth.

Mysticdoc :

Please reply here if you have any further question.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Mysticdoc : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Mysticdoc : Hi there,
I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Mysticdoc : The permanent tooth if intact, should be implanted as soon as possible.
Mysticdoc : Th viability remains for an hour usually.
Mysticdoc : The tooth can be stored in cold milk to prolong the viability.
Mysticdoc : The tooth should be handled by the crown to avoid any damage to the periodontal ligaments.
Mysticdoc : The gum should be rinsed with tap water.
Mysticdoc : Please do not scrub the tooth.
Mysticdoc : The tooth then should be placed inside the socket.
Mysticdoc : Your child should bit on a gauze piece or clean towel to keep the tooth in place.
Mysticdoc : THis applies for all the tooth which have been knocked off.
Mysticdoc : Please contact his doctor as soon as possible.
Mysticdoc : He should be seen by the pediatric dentist at the earliest to preserve the teeth.
Mysticdoc : Please reply here if you have any further question.
Please do not rate till you have all your questions answered to your full satisfaction.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi,


 


Can you confirm that this only applies to the whole tooth coming out or does this also apply to when a tooth has been fractured?


That it should be re-fixed if possible with an 1 hour.


 


Thank you


 


Christine Wright

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
These guidelines also apply to the fractured tooth as well.
So there is good hope of reattaching the broken teeth.

Best wishes

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