Baby Tooth Avulsion Overview
Another name for Baby Tooth Avulsion is Primary Tooth Avulsion.
What is a primary tooth avulsion?
A child with a primary tooth avulsion has lost a baby tooth, caused by a dental injury. The tooth may be knocked completely out of the socket, or the tooth may be knocked out of normal position in the socket.
What are the symptoms of a primary tooth avulsion?
Symptoms that occur with a primary tooth avulsion may include dental pain, a broken tooth, or bleeding gums.
How does the doctor treat a primary tooth avulsion?
Treatment for a primary tooth avulsion may include repositioning of a misaligned tooth, wound care, oral rinses, antibiotics, or gum laceration repair. A primary tooth should not be replaced if it has been knocked completely out of the socket.
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